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Top Gear's top controversies

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Top Gear's top controversies

The Top Gear team are in trouble again after using the offensive term "slope" in their Burma special - but it's not the first time Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have courted controversy during their 21 series on the air

BBC apologises for Top Gear Burma Special "slope" remark

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BBC apologises for Top Gear Burma Special "slope" remark

Executive producer Andy Wilman claims "it was a light-hearted word play joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it" but we were not aware the term was "considered by some to be offensive"

Braking Bad! Aaron Paul to take on Top Gear test track

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Braking Bad! Aaron Paul to take on Top Gear test track

The Breaking Bad star will get behind the wheel of a reasonably priced Vauxhall Astra next month - but will he beat the times of Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Bonneville to top the leader board?

Top Gear drives audience up to 6 million on return

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Top Gear drives audience up to 6 million on return

Despite another strong performance from Sunday-night big hitter Call the Midwife, Clarkson and co were back with a bang on BBC2, outgunning ITV and recording their best opening audience for three years

Top Gear: 10 of the best celebrity guests

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Top Gear: 10 of the best celebrity guests

From Simon Cowell to Helen Mirren, famous names take on the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car challenge with varying results...

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