'Top Gear': Carol McGiffin Takes A Swipe At Ex-Husband Chris Evans Over New Series

'Chris’s version held no interest for me.'

14/06/2016 15:41 | Updated 15 June 2016

Carol McGiffin has stuck the boot into her ex-husband Chris Evans, over his ailing version of 'Top Gear'. 

The former 'Loose Women' panellist has claimed her former partner is trying to live up to predecessor Jeremy Clarkson and failing to do so. 

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Carol was married to Chris Evans from 1991 to 1998

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. 

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Chris' version of 'Top Gear' has received negative reviews and suffered declining ratings

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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