The two presenters are said to have a frosty relationship behind the scenes.
‘Top Gear’ presenter Matt LeBlanc is reportedly ready to leave the show if co-host Chris Evans stays on. LeBlanc is thought to have already signed on for two more series of the BBC motoring show, but now bosses are left having to decide between the two presenters.
Matt LeBlanc is reportedly done with ‘Top Gear’ if Chris Evans stays on.
A show source told The Sun: “The big question now is who goes and who stays. The team does not gel at all, and the atmosphere between the presenters is decidedly frosty. It’s very much a picture of him – Chris – and them.”
Matt has already indicated that he won’t continue on any further series if Chris remains a part of it. And he is far from the only one who isn’t happy. Chris is not encouraging when any of the others are doing their links."
"On one occasion this month he even pretended to bump his head against a wall in frustration when Eddie Jordan kept fluffing his lines. He also seems to be jealous of the attention and praise which has been heaped on Chris Harris and Rory Reid in particular since the show began."
You would have thought that with his experience, he would help out those new to studio recording. But he doesn’t encourage them in any way. He just isn’t interested. He doesn’t even hang out with the others back stage and firmly keeps his distance from all of them at the aerodrome.”
Evans has come under particular criticism since the new series of the show debuted last month. Viewers haven’t warmed to the DJ’s presenting style and he’s often been accused of being too ‘shouty’.
LeBlanc in contrast has impressed viewers in recent weeks, with many hailing him as the best thing about the show. ‘Top Gears’ second series is due to begin filming in September, but the BBC is yet to confirm which presenters will be returning.