Top Gear verdict on Ireland

Top Gear verdict Ireland
Top Gear verdict Ireland : Chris Evans on Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge. Photo:

Top Gear host Chris Evans has spoken about a couple of “hairy moments” he experienced when shooting the show in Ireland.

Part of the filming for the new series of the hit motor show took place along the Wild Atlantic Way, and Evans admitted he had a worrying moment between Dingle and Killarney.

He told the Irish Independent: “I bombed out at one stage and there were sparks under the car. “[Co-host] Matt [Le Blanc] was behind and he jumped out and said ‘hey buddy, you alright?’ but I was fine.

“There were always hairy moments on those shoots.” Despite this close call, the radio DJ was full of praise for the natural beauty of the west coast route.

Top Gear verdict Ireland
Top Gear verdict Ireland: Chris Evans. Photo. Mark Stedman/

“We did love filming in Ireland. It was brilliant, it really was – but then again, all the shoots went so well,” he said.

“The footage and finished pieces look amazing. I think some people will find it hard to believe that this is Ireland. It was stunning, simply stunning.

Top Gear verdict Ireland
Top Gear verdict Ireland: Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans – (C) BBC World Wide Limited – Photographer: Gus Gregory

“If you get Ireland on the right day and go to the right places, it doesn’t get any better, really.

“You just need to do a contract with somebody about the weather.”

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