Top Gear's 23rd season was not the show's finest. After the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, Producer Andy Wilman, and several others, Chris Evans was drafted in by the BBC to front the show, but poor chemistry and a dearth of new ideas saw ratings plummet in 2016.
Evans duly fell on his sword, and when season 24 debuted in the UK last night, it was a three-man act with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid sharing the duties. (The US has to wait until March 12, unfortunately.) Having watched the first episode, we're rather impressed with the results. We particularly like some of the (overdue) tweaks to the format, which desperately needed to evolve for the post-Clarkson world.
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