Adds another insider: ‘The team does not gel at all, and the atmosphere between the presenters is decidedly frosty. It’s very much a picture of him – Chris – and them.’
Despite reports that Matt had signed on for a further two series, the American actor’s rep insists that is ‘not correct’, adding, ‘Nothing has been discussed or decided’ – which leaves the star free to walk if his BBC bosses don’t bend to his demands.
Matt and Chris were brought in to replace Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond at the helm of the 23rd series of the popular car show.
However, rating have been plummeting each week ever since the series kicked off on May 29.