New ‘Top Gear’ presenter Chris Evans has hit out at the show’s former hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, labelling them ‘Zippy, Bungle and George’. Evans did not say which of the former hosts was each ‘Rainbow’ character, but it seems the battle lines have been drawn between Evans' 'Top Gear' and the trio's new Amazon show.

Top GearChris Evans and his new 'Top Gear' team.

Writing in his Mail on Sunday column Evans said: “Today I will be mostly on my travels again, this time going to Venice with That Car Show,” (via The Daily Star). "Good title, don’t you think? For a car show.”

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“That’s what I would have retitled 'Top Gear' had Zippy, Bungle and George announced some irretrievable divine right over the original name. Either that or Carmageddon, which I’ve always fancied.”

Evans also hit back at claims he had been acting like a ‘diva’ on the show’s set. “Just a small point here - we don't actually have a set yet for me to misbehave on," he wrote. "Not only has it not been built, but we have only just signed off the final design.”

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