Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc Reportedly Fall Out Over Top Gear Cenotaph Stunt

By James O Malley on at

The relationship between new Top Gear hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBanc may have hit a speed bump following the fiasco over the Cenotaph, it has emerged.

According to the Evening Standard Evans has accused LeBlanc of damaging the Top Gear brand after he was spotted performing donuts on Whitehall - within relatively close range of the Cenotaph.

When details of the stunt emerged last month, a number of high profile figures were quick to throw stones at the show, and it led to Chris Evans apologising to listeners on his Radio 2 breakfast show. Though in the apology, he claimed he wasn't part of the team filming that day.

Since the shitstorm, the BBC has since confirmed that the footage will not be used in the final show.

The Standard quotes one insider as saying that the relationship between the two presenters has now "deteriorated" - so it will be interesting to see if their TOP BANTS when the series begins next month is curiously passive aggressive.

All in all, this doesn't bode well for a show that already faces significant challenges ahead of the BBC's incredibly important reboot of the franchise. [Evening Standard]