STEVE Coogan fans were dismayed last night after it emerged the actor is one of those people who has an opinion about Top Gear.
Writing in the Observer, Coogan went on about Top Gear for ages as legions of horrified admirers begged him to not care about it in the slightest.
Tom Logan, a grade nine Coogan fan who knows all the words to the jockey sketch, said: “I kept hoping he was just being ironic and zeitgeisty and would soon segue into something about multiculturalism or Fox News.
“But he just kept going on and on about Top Gear. It was almost as if he was trying to get me to have an opinion about it as well.
“After a few minutes I noticed the tears that had been cascading down my cheeks and dripping onto the newspaper.
“And then, as if he had left me a voicemail to tell me that he never really loved me, he started having an opinion about their clothes.”
But some fans said it was vital that someone like Coogan had an opinion about Top Gear and the manner in which it should be funny.
Helen Archer, secretary of the Finsbury Park A-ha! Society, said: “Steve has worked with some of the greatest names ever to be picked out of a hat by a BBC commissioning editor, so he is much more qualified than you to decide what you think is funny. How can you not see that?
“That said, I would have preferred it if he had told me whether I think Frankie Boyle is funny.”
Coogan also revealed that he does not like magazines that are about cars as much as he used to.