So, last night, as I’m sure you are all definitely aware, the highly-anticipated new rendition of Top Gear graced our screens with £50million of BBC money behind them and a new set of presenters – but how did it go?
Not very well.
Some have claimed that Matt LeBlanc’s presenting was perfect, some have argued Chris Evans’ was trying too hard to be Jeremy Clarkson.
Some have even claimed it was no more than a car crash, excuse the pun.
But what did the great people of Twitter think about the petrol-headed fiasco? Well, wonder no more:
The new #topgear resembles a 4th generation Subaru Impreza Turbo. A faint facsimile of something that was fun and relevant a decade ago.
— Paul Colgan (@paulcolgan) May 29, 2016
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) May 29, 2016
— Dave Flynn (@Dave_K_Flynn) May 29, 2016
— Luke Stedmon (@lukestedmon) May 29, 2016
— 98FM (@98FM) May 30, 2016
I was so pissed yesterday, I fell asleep 10mins into #TopGear. According to Twitter, this was a good move
— Marcher Lord (@MarcherLord1) May 30, 2016
Some just got really personal:
— Mark Hughes (@mark1980s) May 30, 2016
Watched Top Gear last night. Matt LeBlanc genuinely did good, Chris Evans not so much.
— Laura (@Engineer_Laura) May 30, 2016
But there were some who enjoyed it:
Controversially I thought the new #TopGear was really good!
— Dameon Layt (@norfolkhorns) May 30, 2016
Old #TopGear was good….once. By the end it was over scripted, over acted , self indulgent rubbish. I really enjoyed last nights episode!
— Paul Tierney (@adavir) May 30, 2016
Thought the new #TopGear was good, enjoyed it & Matt LeBlanc is the man. Seems a lot of people had already made their mind up… ?
— Mark Biggs (@Minhosa27) May 29, 2016
I'm not actually watching Top Gear, but now might be a good time to remind people that it took YEARS until it gelled for Clarkson et al
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 29, 2016
Matt Le Blanc is really good at the driving with jokes thing. The Nomad film the best thing in the episode #TopGear
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) May 29, 2016
Quite enjoying the new #TopGear. About as good – but with the same amount of naff – as last series.
Evans and LeBlanc are both great.
— Benjamin Cook (@benjamin_cook) May 29, 2016
Despite there being two sides to the argument, I think it’s pretty fair to say that the majority of people who watched the show utterly despised it…
Ah well – maybe things will get better for the Top Gear guys in the future? Who knows…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.