'Already missing the magic' - Chris Evans can't stop raving about filming Top Gear in Kerry
Published 18/04/2016 | 11:16
Kerry certainly seems to have made an impression on Chris Evans.
The new Top Gear presenter can't stop raving about his weekend filming for the new series of hit BBC motoring show.
He has taken to Twitter to extol the virtues of Slae Head and posted several pics of his coastal Wild Atlantic Way drive in a 1976 Rolls Royce Corniche.
The stunning images were accompanied by captions including "Another gem from Ireland Top Gear shoot. Already missing the magic" and "Best road I've ever driven on. Had no idea it existed. A great great day."
Well here you go. Slae Head Ireland. You have to go. pic.twitter.com/nxxckTbmTs— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 18, 2016
Over the course of the weekend, Evans and his co-presenter Matt LeBlanc were accosted by a hen party, met with local GAA players, learned how to pour Guinness and among the myriad selfies found themselves posing with Kathryn Thomas.
However, it was the sheer beauty of the Kingdom which seems to have made the biggest impression on Evans, even though it's not his first visit.
Another gem from the Ireland Top Gear shoot.— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 18, 2016
Already missing the magic. pic.twitter.com/m1nyt9al1r
He credits driving through Kerry and listening to the late Gerry Ryan with prompting his return to BBC Radio One.
"We had to come film in Ireland," he said. "We had the Rolls Royce Dawn and one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world, so that's why we came."
The Top Gear crew visited Ladies View, Killarney town, Kenmare, Gallarus GAA pitch and Dingle town.
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Top Gear will return to the BBC in May.
Best road I've ever driven on. Had no idea it existed. A great great day. pic.twitter.com/HfCVwMWtLK— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 16, 2016
Off to Dingle for some gaelic footy. What a day. pic.twitter.com/PZWirF9Jrf— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 16, 2016