THE TOP GEAR team have been driven out of Argentina after the Argentines took offence at the number plate on one of the cars used in filming.
The numbers on the Porsche H982 FKL were perceived to be a direct slant at the Falklands War, which ended in 1982.
The programmes cast and crew had to abandon their filming and the cars, as were pelted with stones from veterans from the Falklands War.
The three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were forced off the road and told to leave the country.
The BBC has totally dismissed any allegation that Top Gear was deliberately trying to cause controversy concerning the Falklands war whilst filming in Argentina.
Executive producer Andy Wilman said: “Top Gear production purchased three cars for a forthcoming program; to suggest that this car was either chosen for its number plate, or that an alternative number plate was substituted for the original is completely untrue.”
The team are currently filming in South America, and were driving the highway connecting Chile and Argentina.
Juan Manuel Romano, secretary of social development for Ushuaia in southern Tierra del Fuego province, said: “They have taken the decision to leave.”