‘Top Gear’ bosses have been forced to defend the show for what feels like the zillionth time this month, after the crew ran into trouble filming at Folkestone Rugby Club.
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A member of staff at the club, Pat Morgan, explained the incident to the Telegraph, telling the paper: "They just suddenly appeared and filmed with a motorbike, which Matt LeBlanc was on, and an old red Jag and an Audi.
A spokesperson for the Beeb has clarified the situation, adding: "The variable nature of location filming on ‘Top Gear’ means that it is not uncommon for permissions to be sought on the day of the shoot itself.
The debacle comes just one week after the much-talked about Cenotaph filming row.
The war memorial was left with tyre marks around it after a session of filming, and the ‘Top Gear’ team apologised profusely in the wake of the incident, before confirming that the scenes filmed there won’t be shown on the show.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the BBC’s former Head of Factual Entertainment Clare Pizey has been given editorial control of the show.
A source explained to The Sun: “BBC top brass want no more gaffes so have put Pizey on the case with the remit to make the show safe.
“There was serious doubt it would even make it to air after the Cenotaph outrage.”