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Top Gear’s Chris Evans opens up about ‘hairy moments’ in Ireland

Chris Evans... Ronan Keating & Chris Evans at The Late Late Show, RTE Studios, Dublin, Ireland - 13.11.09. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Chris Evans has opened up about his close call when filming Top Gear in Ireland.

The BBC star, who was shooting the new series of the hit car show down the Wild Atlantic Way alongside co-host Matt LeBlanc, revealed he had a worrying moment between Dingle and Killarney.

“That drive over the mountains on the last day of filming was quite hairy for me,” he said.


“I bombed out at one stage and there were sparks under the car.

“Matt [LeBlanc] was behind [in his car] and he jumped out and said, ‘hey buddy, you alright?’, but I was fine,” he told the Irish Independent.

“There are always hairy moments on those shoots.”

Gushing about his time driving around the Wild Atlantic Way, the radio DJ admitted filming for the new season didn’t get any better then when they shot in Ireland.


“Wow, did we 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.

“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,” he added.