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Top Gear apologises for "unwise" filming of car stunts near war memorial

People were not happy about the choice of location, near the Cenotaph in London.

Actor and Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc, left, waves , as he sits with rally driver Ken Block during filming of BBC Top Gear in Westminster, London on Sunday
Actor and Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc, left, waves , as he sits with rally driver Ken Block during filming of BBC Top Gear in Westminster, London on Sunday
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A HOST OF BBC’s Top Gear has apologised “unreservedly” for filming stunt driving near Britain’s best-known war memorial.

Chris Evans says programme-makers were “unwise” to film close to the Cenotaph, a stone monument to Britain’s war dead near Parliament in central London.

Some bystanders complained after co-host Matt LeBlanc and a professional driver were seen performing ‘doughnuts’ in the street nearby. Colonel Richard Kemp, a retired army officer, called the stunt “gravely disrespectful.”

The BBC said photos made the car appear closer to the monument than it really was, but Evans said he understood why some people were angry.

He said today that “on behalf of the Top Gear team and Matt, I would like to apologise unreservedly for what these images seem to portray”.

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