Sunday 22 April 2018

Top Gear co-hosts Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans dismiss feud rumours

Matt LeBlanc (left) and Chris Evans
Matt LeBlanc (left) and Chris Evans

Top Gear co-hosts Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans have dismissed rumours of a feud.

The presenters were reported to have fallen out over a stunt filmed at the Cenotaph war memorial for the revamped BBC Two show.

But former Friends actor LeBlanc has now set the record straight, writing on Twitter: "I'm at war with @achrisevans? That's funny, I thought we were pals."

Evans, 50, also laughed off the report.

"Just been on the phone to @Matt_LeBlanc to confirm we are 'at war' as reported in The Sun today. He says, 'sure, whatever..' Why I oughta !" he tweeted.

Top Gear came under fire for the Cenotaph stunt, which involved LeBlanc, 48, and rally driver Ken Block doing "doughnuts" near the memorial in London's Whitehall.

It sparked outrage after photos showed large tyre circles left on the streets surrounding the war memorial after filming had been completed.

Evans apologised on his BBC Radio 2 show and said he "completely understood the furore" and that "retrospectively, it was unwise to be anywhere near the Cenotaph".

Press Association

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