Top Gear’s Chris Harris speaks out on show changes ahead of new series ‘Hated it’

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Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff will return to the BBC on Sunday as Top Gear fans will be treated to a brand new series. The presenters and production were forced to adapt the programme’s format as filming continued during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to and other press, Chris pointed out that several of the changes were positive.

The three presenters were asked to share their thoughts on not being able to travel to far-flung exotic locations for Top Gear but rather staying in the UK.

Paddy shared: “I loved it I really enjoyed it, because you know you live here and you sort of take everything for granted.

“But when you get out and about like you’re seeing the lake districts and going off to Scotland.

“The UK is absolutely beautiful, even in the winter it’s beautiful so yeah it was a treat to see it especially in the Middle of this b****y pandemic.”

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Freddie continued: “In Scotland with some of the weather we had, we got the snow you probably thought it was abroad. 

“You could have been in Canada or somewhere. It was unbelievable.”

Chris added: “I think lots of people that have travelled an awful lot over the last 10 years for their work now realise how much they genuinely hated a lot of it and how much they hated airports and maybe we won’t go back to doing the same thing.

“We want to travel, we need to, Top Gear needs to go and see parts of the world.”

“But I don’t think we’ll move around to the same extent I really don’t, [which is] the same as many [other] industries,” Chris said. 

Meanwhile, Chris addressed Paddy claiming he was set to do Strictly Come Dancing in a recent Instagram post. 

In January, Paddy shared: “The vaccine is very welcomed but the real shot in the arm the Nation needs is @harrismonkey on this year’s @bbcstrictly I’ve heard the rumours, he loves the show and he’s a cracking little dancer!

“C’mon Britain, let’s make his wish come true! #strictlycomedancing #chrisharris #2021 #exciting #staysafe.”

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Chris told that Paddy posted the comment during Top Gear filming as a prank.

He explained: “We’re sitting in Scotland filming, nothing’s going on we’re just waiting to do a scene.

“And out of nowhere, he just decides on his Instagram, ‘I’m just gonna put this up, I’m gonna put it out there.’ 

“In front of me, ‘Guys I’m just gonna say you’ve doing Strictly’ and I said, ‘Please don’t do that, that might cause me some issues.’”

“And we were there for an hour, watching the mayhem unfold on social media because of them,” Chris said. 

“We went to do the stunt, an hour later it was in a newspaper that I was doing Strictly Come Dancing. For the record, I’m not.”

“He doesn’t want to do it, he wants to do Naked Attraction,” Freddie joked. 

Top Gear returns to BBC One on Sunday at 8pm. 

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