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Top Gear hasn’t had the smoothest run so far, and even though the series hasn’t started broadcastin...

Top Gear Faces ANOTHER Setback As Brad Pitt ‘Pulls Out Of Filming’ First Episode

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Top Gear hasn’t had the smoothest run so far, and even though the series hasn’t started broadcasting yet, the producers have hit another unfortunate roadblock.

BBC bosses managed to convince Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt to join them on the opening episode of the new series, hoping that his guest appearance would help to kick-start the newly revamped show with a bang. 

Now it’s being reported that the 52-year-old actor has pulled out of filming, just days before the show is due to hit our screens, leaving producers scrambling for a replacement.

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According to The Sun, Brad had been lined up to feature in the programme’s ‘Star In A Reasonably Priced Car’ segment, but due to other work commitments and a busy schedule, the star cancelled his appearance on the motoring show.

An insider revealed: “Brad has obviously had filming issues so they’ve had to quickly find another Hollywood name.”

After a few (undoubtedly desperate) phone calls, the team enlisted another actor, Jesse Eisenberg, alongside celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for the upcoming episode.

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