26/01/2016 11:16 GMT | Updated 26/01/2016 11:59 GMT

‘Top Gear': James May Reckons Chris Evans Is Faking Problems With New Series Filming

It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without some new problem blighting filming of the Chris Evans-fronted ‘Top Gear’ reboot.


From rumours that Chris can’t drive and present at the same time and the new host throwing up after a particularly speedy spin in a sports car, to key members of the team walking out and fears that the show won’t attract any A-list guests, it’s been a rocky road for the show so far.

But former presenter James May isn’t buying it, and reckons it’s all part of an elaborate ruse to keep the show in the news and people talking.

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James appeared on Tuesday's 'This Morning'

Speaking on Tuesday's ‘This Morning’, James agreed with host host Phillip Schofield's suggestion that the problems with shooting the new series of the BBC motoring show had been made up.

"That's my theory,” James explained. “To be brutally honest that's what I'd do. I would make out it was all going terribly.

"The picture of Chris supposedly being sick while he was driving a car. Was he being sick? I look a lot more contorted when I'm sick."

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Chris Evans

Since leaving ‘Top Gear’, James has signed a big money deal to present a new motoring show for Amazon Prime, alongside his old cohorts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

But during the chat with Holly and Phil, he reiterated that he thinks it’s a good thing to have both car shows on air.

"It means the viewers get two car shows when there used to be one,” he explained.

"And then we have a credible rival and we can mock him a bit as well, and that's all telly."

‘Top Gear’ and James’ as yet untitled Amazon Prime motoring show are set to go head-to-head when they both launch in May.

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