Isn't she the girl that he was in the car with? I assume it's for TV purposes only but then maybe not.
I can hardly imagin he'd be complaining!
I think James may have had some explaining to do when he got home
That's what I was thinking. Even the nicest woman would be a bit put off by the idea of her guy spending so much time hanging round a young tit model more than half his age.8-O
It's a bit of a step backward for Top Gear I think.
Just because they sometimes choose-wrongly-to listen to some of the criticism the show gets, doesn't mean they have to act on any of it. If they wanted to take a show that-despite what years of criticism has claimed-has never been sexist at all and make it so, then well done, you've done it.
To include a one-of woman in a show or even a new presenter, because they want to (and one who has a genuine interest in cars or racing for that matter) is one thing. But to pick a tit-modeling teenager who seems to be there just as a "James-gets-the-hot-girl" joke is stupid...and insulting to the many long-term fans the show has.
With literally millions of fans worldwide, there must be a couple of hundred who contact the show regularly to tell them what they get up to and to share their rallying or other motoring exploits with them, and would probably cut of a few limbs for a chance like that. It stands to reason that many of these people must be women.
Any one of those would have been much more deserving of that opportunity, and it would have been quite a nice gesture too I think (to the fans), if they picked one of them at random and let them try something most of them might never otherwise get the chance to do.
(And I don't contact the show or even have a car so I 'm not saying it in an "It-should-have-been-me" way before anyone says. I freely admit I wouldn't be any use to anyone taking part in a rally).
Talk about pissing on their chips, if I was a regular e-mailer to the show I'd be so mad right now thinking they'd picked a kid with (as far as I know) NO experience what so ever over one of them who likes cars, and who might actually be of some use.