A 'real chill' for Top Gear team

A 'real chill' for Top Gear team

Top Gear host Richard Hammond has again denied the team aimed to offend Argentinians with the number plate H982 FKL, saying they felt a "real chill" when they realised.

The presenter claimed the incident resulted from a coincidence, during an interview for the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2.

He said any allusion the 1982 Falklands War on the number plate would have been: "a terrible gag if we'd planned it - we wouldn't joke about soldiers, we simply wouldn't. That one was a genuine accident.

"There was a tweet from somebody pointing out that one of the registration plates on one of the cars could be seen as having a reference to the Falklands War."

The Top Gear team were forced to flee the country after being pelted with rocks by locals who felt offended by what they interpreted as a reference to the bloody war.

According to Hammond "The whole thing turned out to be a bit crazy."

The team had to cut filming for the Christmas Special short and leave the country.

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