The revamped show's future remains unknown
If you search our own article base for anything related to the rebooted series of Top Gear U.K., it'd appear the show received more complaints than praise. But despite disappointing ratings, critical reception, and the abdication of lead host Chris Evans, co-host Matt LeBlanc wants to stick with the program.
When interviewed on a Los Angeles-based talk show, LeBlanc said he is "keen to return for a second series of the motor show,” according to the BBC.
But he didn’t reveal any specific information regarding the future of the world’s greatest motoring show.
Uncertainty over the program’s prospects officially set in when Evans stepped down at the end of the season. But it didn’t seem like much of a surprise since escalating tensions were reported throughout the season’s filming and airing periods. The first sign of trouble arose when Evans and LeBlanc reportedly began clashing heads from colliding egos. It got to the point where Evans lost his cool and LeBlanc publicly announced he’d quit if Evans didn’t leave first.
After stepping down, Evans responded with an op-ed to clear the air surrounding his resignation, sharing his final thoughts. He called it an “honour, privilege, and pleasure” to be the host. Referring to LeBlanc as “the captain Top Gear truly needs going forward, the perfect torso for the rest of TG’s limbs,” Evans concluded his role was not meant to be.
With the position of main host vacant, the BBC confirmed to be keeping the remaining hosts on board: Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, and Eddie Jordan. Does this mean LeBlanc could become the next main host of the show? if the show were to go on, it looks to be heading in that direction. Filming for season two starts in September.