Top Gear might be in trouble because Chris Evans can’t multitask

It’s pretty obvious that you’d have to drive and talk to present the show, right?

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by Francesca Battson |
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The future of Top Gear could be in danger, and all because new presenter Chris Evans… well, he can’t talk and drive at the same time.

Reports claim the host is struggling to master the essential skill the three former presenters grasped effortlessly.

It’s apparently taking Chris up to 10 takes to get the lines right while driving, and the production team are clearly getting a bit irritated.

The only way he can hold his thumb aloft is by carefully parking up and switching off the engine first
The only way he can hold his thumb aloft is by carefully parking up and switching off the engine first

A source has told The Sun: “Chris is really struggling to master the art of driving and talking to camera, which is crucial. Chris is in a massive sweat about it because he often ends up fluffing his lines.

“The professional drivers are doing a lot more to cover for him and the camera crew are getting frustrated.”

The motoring programme is expected to return later in the year with Chris as the new host, but going by these reports, will the filming even be finished in time?

Or will it just be an hour of Chris attempting to pull out at a roundabout while going, “Er, um…”?

"That's great, Chris. Now, d'ya think you could get inside the car now?"

A spokesperson for Top Gear has rubbished the claims, though.

“This ‘story’ is complete nonsense and the truth is that Top Gear producers have been blown away by how quickly Chris has taken to talking to camera whilst driving at speed; a skill which has taken some presenters a long time to master,” the rep added.

So which report do we believe? Can Chris multitask, or can’t he?

Jeremy Clarkson on the other hand, is currently working with Richard Hammond and James May on a rival car show for Amazon Prime. Which could be interesting…

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