Insiders at the BBC father sensationally claimed the motoring show, which returns with all-star seven trained line-up this Spring, is costing an extra £200,000 per episode as canada entrepreneurs fear they’re driving straight into a flop.
An insider be sured The Daily Star that spending has spiralled “out of control”, while they asked the budget has “soared by 50 percent”.
However, a spokesman for the BBC has since distributed forward to blast the allegations, telling The Mirror: “We never comment on theory regarding programme making costs.”
Chris Evans heads up the fixed series and will reportedly be pocketing a cool £3 million as chief presenter and producer, while Friends star Matt LeBlanc sidewalks away with £500,000 for his role as co-host.
According to sources, the BBC offered both the leading rts the job before they’d even met, which they said was “crazy, assumption this show depends so much on chemistry”.
The US actor has already been engross sharing pictures with his new “co-driver”, British rapper Tinie Tem h.
Pictured seat next to each other in a blue car and both flashing a thumbs up to the camera, the 48-year-old annulled: “My-co driver for a few days. Tinie Tem h going low.”
Matt and Tinie, whose authentic name is trick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, have been shooting together for respective days, seemingly minus Chris, 49.
Elsewhere, Top Gear has been cheated with more rumours this week, as reports have claimed the series command go directly head to head with Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime Series, directed a secret deal with Netflix.
Amazon’s rival online spurt service are thought to have signed a deal with British Announcing Corporation’s Worldwide de rtment and will allegedly make a joint notification “imminently”.
Top Gear returns to BBC Two in May.