Top gear is about having fun and hosts want to keep it that way

The motoring show is all about having fun with cars and hosts Chris Harris, Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc are keeping it that way

Top Gear hosts (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris with a Ford GT40 in Utah.
Top Gear hosts (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris with a Ford GT40 in Utah.PHOTO: BBC

We might be living in the age of #MeToo, when men in the media industry have been put on notice for offensive behaviour that was once ignored or not taken seriously.

But if there is one mainstream show that lives up to the "boys will be boys" motto, it is the car programme Top Gear.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'Top Gear boys will be boys'. Subscribe