• Jan 30, 2010
Reports like this make us glad the Autoblog Podcast is audio-only. A new survey of British television viewers finds that the UK wants more smartly-dressed personalities and pundits. 1,000 people were asked their thoughts about fashion on the telly, and two-thirds of the Top Gear crew received the dubious honor of being called the scruffiest presenters on televsion. James May and Jeremy Clarkson apparently need to head to Carnaby Street and ditch the open collars and jeans.

Richard Hammond didn't get away unscathed, either. He was voted the fifth worst dressed. Most of the people polled want their presenters to wear ties, and nearly half think jeans should be out, too. The personalities deemed the best-dressed were Sir Trevor McDonald, a long-serving veteran, and the wise and dapper Bruce Forsyth. Taking this report to heart, we'll be speaking with our tailors directly.

[Source: Telegraph.co.uk | Image: TopGear.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not What not to Wear, it's Top Gear..about cars not clothes. Piss off!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pff, their clothes are fine.

      Best dressed on television goes to Canadian sports personality Don Cherry: http://ihateyou79.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/don-cherry-doofus-450.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think that the survey reflects the age and opinions of Telegraph readers quite well. I'm sure they all love grey-haired blokes in suites, but that's not really what anyone under 60 walking down the street is wearing....

      IMHO, the Top Gear crew is better dressed than most people walking down a UK high-street.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personally, I don't mind what they wear, as long as they continue doing what they do best: hosting a TV show about cars. I don't care even if Captain Slow wears a chiffon dress and Hamster shows up in adult-sized diapers, as long as they're still comfy pushing overpowered family saloons to the limit, and show us what the supercars really are capable of doing.

      That said, Jezza was actually a guest on the UK version of "What not to wear" once, and they did point out his use of jeans and tweed, trying to convince him to wear something different, suggesting, among other things, a dark green blazer. In that episode, he once even left the clothes he was supposed to try on in the dressing room, and snuck out the back door of the shop. But then again, that was on "What not to wear", and not on Top Gear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Speaking of stupid, there's the AB posting engine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is excellent news that will likely impregnate the collective minds of the three Top Gear presenters and their writers, with lots and lots of clothing jokes.

      Hopefully they will hatch something funny for us to laugh at.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it is called Top Gear not Top Wear you ****s
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, they aren't the best dressed, sure. But they aren't exactly a news program either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think they dress just fine. It's stupid to think they should be wearing suits. Get real.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pffft!. Just leave Top Gear as it is!

      Can you ask for the Sun to rise in the west? Would you want to, if everything works naturally and better the way it just is.

        • 4 Years Ago
        This TOTALLY just reminded me of City Slickers 2! LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Clarkson should bust out the triple denim disaster.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMuO-8S_0Wg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on already, real car guys ARE scruffy. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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