Listeners felt the tension between the two as they addressed “the elephant in the room” surrounding Top Gear, as Chris took over from the famous trio.
Introducing his guest, he jumped straight in: “James, why didn’t you tell me it wasn’t as easy as you made it look!”
The car super-fan seemed a little clueless as to what the radio DJ was talking about, but Chris quickly clarified: “Hosting car programmes, for heaven’s sake.”
“Oh, I see. I was hoping you weren’t going to bring that up Chris, to save awkwardness,” James snapped.
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky airs weekdays at 6:30am on Virgin Radio.