New Top Gear presenters Chris Evans were nicknamed ‘Mr Shouty’ and a ‘poor man’s Clarkson’ as viewers criticized their presenting styles.

Fresh start: Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc kicked off the new series of Top Gear with an episode that was slated by fans of the motoring show

The BBC show was watched by an average of 4.3million people last night – peaking at 4.7million – compared to the 5.3million who watched the final episode starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May last June.

 Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc was called ‘Mr Wooden’ as he also seemed to be a bit inebriated on the show.

Matt LeBlanc made his Top Gear debut on the episode and was the first American to present on the show in its 39-year history

Check out some of the tweets from Top Gear fans