Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan and Rory Reid forced to cancel trip due to airline dispute
Filming on the all-new Top Gear has run into trouble again with a trip to Kazakhstan proving problematic for the presenters and crew this week.
New presenters Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan and Rory Reid were planning to record footage for the show in the country but were forced to scrap the plan when the crew missed their connecting flight from Russia.
The Sun reports that the problem with the flight was a result of Russian airline company Aeroflot and their ongoing dispute with Kazakhstan.
“Through no fault of the Top Gear team, the airline carrying them was not permitted to fly from Moscow to Kazakhstan and so they returned to London,” a BBC spokesperson explained. “They intend to visit Kazakhstan in the future to shoot the planned film there. The BBC will be looking to recoup the cost of the flights.”
Earlier this month Evans was forced to apologise after a Top Gear stunt with co-host Matt LeBlanc was filmed on London war memorial The Cenotaph. The scenes shot will not make it to screen when the series returns in May.