In an interview with The Mirror, Carol said: "The problem Chris has now is he’s trying to take the name and make it the same with a different line-up, but that won’t wash with the fans.
Carol added that she would rather watch repeats of the original 'Top Gear' than the new series.
“I actually really, really love the original 'Top Gear', and still watch the repeats on Dave," she claimed.
"But I didn’t bother to watch Chris’s version because it held no interest for me."
Carol's comments came after it was revealed the latest episode of 'Top Gear' was the lowest ratings in 10 years, when just 2.4m tuned in.
However, a fortnight ago, the team pulled in a slightly more impressive 2.8 million viewers tuning in, which prompted Chris Evans to speak out on Twitter, insisting that overnight ratings “could not be less relevant” in the current climate of TV.
He was singing a different tune just two weeks ago, though, when he admitted that he’d be “disappointed” if ‘Top Gear’ drew in fewer than five million viewers when it returned to screens.
‘Top Gear’ continues next Sunday (19 June) at 8pm on BBC Two.
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