Top Gear co-hosts Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans dismiss claims they fell out

'I’m at war with Chris Evans? That’s funny, I thought we were 'pals',' says LeBlanc

Maya Oppenheim
Wednesday 13 April 2016 18:18
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The Friends star dismissed speculation that the pair had fallen out following the controversial Cenotaph stunt
The Friends star dismissed speculation that the pair had fallen out following the controversial Cenotaph stunt

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans have hit back at rumours that the Top Gear co-host’s relationship had broken down.

The Friends star corrected speculation the pair had fallen out following the controversial Cenotaph stunt, explaining they remained friends.

“I’m at war with Chris Evans? That’s funny, I thought we were “pals”.

In a similar vein, the Radio 2 host Chris Evans also poked run at the spurious gossip.

The Sun reported that Evans was angered at LeBlanc because he thought the filming at last month’s war memorial was a PR disaster.

The BBC Two show came under fire after LeBlanc was pictured driving near the war monument in central London for a future segment. Alongside driver Ken Block, he performed a series of doughnuts and wheel-spins near the Cenotaph, leaving substantial tyre tracks on the surrounding roads.

Evans apologised “unreservedly” for the controversy, which followed on from the stunt.

“It doesn’t matter what actually happened, it doesn't matter what the circumstances were that could explain this away,” he said on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. “What is important about this is what these images look like and they look entirely disrespectful which is not and would never be the intention of the Top Gear team or Matt (LeBlanc).”

The new series of Top Gear will air in May.

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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