Evans' co-host Matt LeBlanc has so far proved more popular with viewers
One audience member claimed: 'It sounded as though we were in fits of hysterics'
'Johannesburg is a fantastic place to start'
Viewing figures for the first episode were lower than expected, following a popular backlash and lukewarm critical reviews
The most surprisingly common complaint amongst viewers? Things got just a little too loud to be bearable
Do they really think there is anything novel about taking the mickey out of Reliant three-wheelers?
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Matt LeBlanc and Evans allegedly had to redo many of their lines
Actor Brad Pitt also dropped out of the interview segment
BBC's rebooted car series still attracts the star wattage
The new Top Gear host has said the accusations have hurt his family
As the newly revamped Top Gear edged ever closer to our TV sets, the BBC seem ever more confident in their new show.
Clarkson revealed at a talk on Tuesday that he earns money every time the motoring show is recommissioned
The BBC suspended and then sacked Mr Clarkson from Top Gear after he punched the show's producer Oisin Tymon