Top Gear has been saved by northern banter

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It’s no secret that Top Gear has been haemorrhaging fans since Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond left back in 2015.

After Clarkson’s controversial dismissal the BBC tried to salvage the show by replacing the hosts with a range of new stars, but fans weren’t convinced.

That is until last night, when the new series launched with Paddy McGuinness and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff joining Chris Harris as hosts.

The northern charm of the two new hosts was a refreshing change after the last four years, and viewers were quick to take to Twitter and praise the new setup.

After the 8pm screening last night fans rushed to applaud the chemistry of the presenters, saying the show had finally ‘nailed it’ again after years of missing the mark.

Here’s what they had to say:

And I think we can all agree with Evalin’s sentiments:

Did you catch the episode last night? Let us know your thoughts on the new presenters in the comments.

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