Tuesday 25 April 2017

Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc will film 'Top Gear' in Kerry this weekend

Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc's first challenge is a battle between the UK and the USA. Photo: Mark Yeoman
Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc's first challenge is a battle between the UK and the USA. Photo: Mark Yeoman
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

New Top Gear presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc will be filming in Kerry this weekend.

Speaking on his BBC Radio show this morning, Chris said, "Matt and I are going to Ireland on Friday to make a couple of Top Gear films that will be combined.  We're thinking of going to the Dingle area."

Evans spoke to his newsreader, who is of Irish stock, about where to visit and asked her about Dingle. 

She said, "It's beautiful, wonderful food, lovely pubs".

Top Gear presenters Chris Evans (left) and Matt LeBlanc
Top Gear presenters Chris Evans (left) and Matt LeBlanc

"We won't have time for any of that!" he replied, "Technically we'll be working.  We'll try and eke out some time for a bit of socialising."

Evans also mentioned visiting the neighbouring village of Killorglin and asked about driving further south along the coast.

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"We don't want to go inland, we want to go on the coast road.  It's better for shots," he said.

2FM's Tracy Clifford first picked up Evans' revelation and asked listeners for recommendations for the team during their trip.

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that the new series will be streamed internationally and it will premiere on BBC One in May.

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