Matt LeBlanc as new Top Gear presenter!

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  1. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    I am one of the people that have followed Top Gear for the past many years. I was very sad when the show was cancelled, though I got really excited when I learned that Clarkson, Hammond and May are working with Amazon now.

    Anyway, Top Gear has just presented Matt LeBlanc as a new presenter in addition to Chris Evans. Link: http://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/matt-leblanc-joins-top-gear

    What do you guys think? I think that it is going to be very interesting having two competing motor shows. Twice as much to enjoy, if they both are good :D It will be interesting to see what both teams comes up with.
     
  2. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Matt LeBlanc still has the "Joey" lad-cred, so he should be fine as a presenter of a show about boys and their toys.
     
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    Wait they still make new Top Gear episodes. It seems all they make now are episodes marked as new which are just best of episodes showing a bunch of old clips. So I don't even bother watching them.
     
  6. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I have no interest in Top Gear anymore.

    Now, when Hammond, May, and Clarkson's Amazon show is ready, I plan to lock myself in and watch every single one.
     
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    Agreed; Clarkson is such a wanker he's fun to watch. Several years ago I tried watching the US version of TG. The "presenters" on that version had less personality than moldy bread.
     
  8. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Matt Leblanc and Chris Evans are pretty much my worst nightmare for people to watch on tele :(
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And here (just for a brief moment) I was thinking what Top Gear would be like with Joey and Captain America as the "hosts". ;)
     
  10. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Matt LeBlanc? Weird. I don't think he can convey that British humor and charm.

    Clarkson really made the show what it was. The American version made me want to vomit it was so bad.

    I look forward to Clarkson, May, and Hammond's new show. Smart move getting the band back together.
     
  11. n8mac macrumors 6502

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    Same viewpoint as others here. I'll be watching Amazon instead of the BBC from now on.
     
  12. DAC47 macrumors 6502

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    mm interesting choice...o_O
    probably influenced by the fact that TG is one of The BBC's biggest selling shows internationally so having a famous face on board wouldn't hurt that.

    At least they are trying to do something a bit different.
    I'll watch it
    for a few weeks at least!
     
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    Agreed! Can't say I've got high hopes for it.

    Waiting for the return of the original 3 on Amazon!
     
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    A damn colonial on the Real Top Gear!

    I wont have it!
     
  15. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Clarkson may have been a git with bad teeth, but at least he was entertaining.
     
  16. MadDane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with those of you who said that the American Top Gear is horrible. However, I think that they are not going to try to mimic the original three with the new episodes but that they will try to find their own style.

    (At least I hope so - otherwise I believe it will be a complete failure)
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    "How you doing?"

    Can't see it working all that well tbh. As far as I know MLB is not a car man. Now we all know CE is. Especially Ferrari's.
    I guess they will just have to decide on the direction. TG hasn't really been a car show for years. But at least it was entertaining.
    I will probably try the new TG but not hoping for much.
    As for getting Amazon Prime? I think I'll probably not bother and catch the reruns on Dave.
     
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    I believe he's a car (and bike, and motorsport) fanatic, but very much in the same way that Chris Evans is: both of them have been wealthy from a relatively young age, meaning that in the last 20-25 years neither of them has driven anything within the reach of us mere mortals. The show needs someone with a journalistic, 'road tester' background if it's not to degenerate into a multi-millionaire's p!ssing contest.
     
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    MLB is a car guy. He did set the record in Top Gear before.

    http://jalopnik.com/top-gears-new-host-matt-leblanc-is-a-legit-car-and-moto-1757076253
     
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    >impying top gear isnt already dead since the bbc fired clarkson
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I heard Eddie Jordon might be getting involved as well. Might as well rename it millionaires top gear!
     

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