‘Top Gear’ is facing more controversy today, over a stunt filmed at the weekend near the Cenotaph in London, which reportedly cost licence fee-payers £100,000. Host Chris Evans apologised for the stunt on his Radio Two breakfast show yesterday morning and now says the controversial footage will not be used.

Top GearChris Evans has labelled the ‘Top Gear’ Cenotaph stunt ‘mortifying’.

Speaking to reporters after his breakfast show, Evans said: “I saw the images this morning for the first time and I felt the same as everybody else.That footage will definitely not go on the air no question about it.”

“We’re all mortified by it,” he added. “So absolutely 100% it should not be shown.” During his apology on Monday morning Evans said he had not been directly involved in the shoot, which featured co-host Matt Le Blanc and driver Ken Block.

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According to the MailOnline, the now scrapped footage cost licence fee-payers £100,000 to film. The scenes required a council and police-approved road closure to film and used a large crew, taking a number of hours.

MailOnline reports that Westminster City Council will now demand the BBC pays for damage to the scorched road surface along Whitehall and Parliament Square, which were caused by the Ford Mustang ‘donuting’.

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A spokesman said: 'At no time had the BBC producers made Westminster City Council aware that the car was going to be doing anything but drive down Whitehall. We have spoken to the producers to express our disappointment and we welcome the statement from 'Top Gear' presenter Chris Evans who has said this footage will not be shown.'

In s statement the BBC explained: 'The Cenotaph was at no point intended to feature in the programme and therefore will not appear in the final film. We would like to make it absolutely clear that the 'Top Gear' team has the utmost respect for the Cenotaph, what it stands for, and those heroic individuals whose memory it serves so fittingly.’