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This is rock ’n’ roll…
Show 6, the penultimate programme in this series of Top Gear, has been written, rehearsed and recorded. And it all went very well, ta.
So, after a long day at the studio how do you think the presenters get home?
Well, Top Gear is a pretty popular show now and it’s seen by millions of people all around the world so you might reasonably imagine that by now Jeremy, Richard and James have gone all P Diddy and make their way to and from Dunsfold in panda skin-lined limousines or private jets that run on Cristal champagne and unicorn tears.
Not a bit of it.
Most of the time they just drive themselves and instead of the stretched Hummer with the panda seats, James is usually in an actual Panda, made by Fiat.
This week, however, our normally modest presentational team got a bit flash. After the recording, James flew himself home in his private aeroplane, Richard headed off in his helicopter, and Jeremy was whisked away as a passenger in someone else’s plane.
Although this being Top Gear, James’s Super Decathlon is tiny and makes a noise like a farting mouse, Richard’s Robinson was openly scoffed at by a rather saucy female audience member who happened to be one of the RAF’s Merlin chopper pilots, and whilst Jeremy’s ride home had twice as many propellers as James’s kite, it wasn’t exactly a G5 jet.
In other words, in the one week when the boys tried to be unusually rock ‘n’ roll, they were still a bit ambitious but rubbish.