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Top Gear told off by George Osborne for 'noisy filming'

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Image caption The new Top Gear presenter has been filming in London with professional rally driver Ken Block

Chancellor George Osborne has given the Top Gear team a ticking off for making too much noise near Downing Street while he was writing the budget.

The show's host Matt LeBlanc and professional rally driver Ken Block performed high-speed spins in central London during filming over the weekend.

The chancellor tweeted that a "noisy episode" was taking place near Horse Guards Parade on Sunday.

LeBlanc also took to Twitter to post pictures from Westminster.

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Image caption Matt LeBlanc tweeted fans that he was "back at it" on Sunday
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On Sunday morning Mr Osborne tweeted: "Trying to write my Budget, despite noisy episode of @BBC_TopGear being filmed outside on Horseguards Parade. Keep it down please @achrisevans."

He will deliver his eighth budget on Wednesday.

LeBlanc also tweeted he was "back at it this morning" and "just cruising around Parliament Square with a buddy."

The presenter and rally driver also gatecrashed a wedding at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday.

The wedding party got a wave and a series of wheel-spinning "donut" manoeuvres from the duo in Block's 845bhp 4WD Hoonicorn Mustang.

The new series of BBC Two show is due to start in May.

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Image caption Matt LeBlanc said he was "cruising round Parliament Square with a buddy"
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Image caption Matt LeBlanc waved at the wedding party at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday

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