In their latest move bound to divide opinion, ‘Top Gear’ bosses have reportedly leaned on their two biggest stars to recruit their equally famous friends to participate in the show.
The Mirror quotes a BBC source revealing that Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc have both been requested to get in touch with their A-list pals and ask them to take part in the show, due to launch in May.
Celebs have traditionally taken part in the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ segment, with big wattage stars including Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Tom Hardy all joining in on the previous show.
Perhaps this is the ‘Friends’ reunion we’ve all been waiting for?
Matt LeBlanc has already publicly invited his ‘Episodes’ co-star Stephen Mangan to come on the show, after Stephen jokingly voiced his disappointment at not being asked to host.
Matt was quick to respond:
This move comes after another brow-furrowing week for the show, beset by controversy over the decision to film some scenes around London’s Cenotaph war memorial on Sunday.
Chris Evans spent much of Monday apologising, following the outcry from war veterans and their supporters, accusing the production team of disrespect.
Chris was quick to say he was “mortified” by events, and the BBC have since confirmed the scenes filmed around the monument will not now be screened.