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Top Gear Falklands row: Cast and crew forced to leave Argentina after angry protests

The cast and crew of Top Gear have been forced to leave Argentina due to angry protests over the use of a number plate some took as a reference to the Falklands War.

Top Gear has been involved in a number of controversies. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The team used a Porsche with registration H982 FLK - suggested by politicians and army veterans in the country to be a veiled reference to the 1982 conflict.

A group of war veterans protested outside their hotel, while a local politician said the team had been escorted to the airport.

Local media showed pictures appearing to show the car, which no longer bore the license plate, abandoned and with smashed windows.

The BBC confirmed they were leaving the country, although show bosses have said the number plate was merely a coincidence and was not chosen deliberately.

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