@mbellskyron That part of Mongolia was specbleedingtacular
The model was hotly tipped to join the revamped show’s new line-up.
Former model Jodie Kidd has revealed she’s turned down a presenting job on the new series of ‘Top Gear’ saying that she feared the gig would ‘take over her soul’. Kidd had been the favourite to join Chris Evans and become the show’s first female presenter but now it seems Zoe Ball could be joining the line-up instead.
Model Jodie Kidd will not be ‘Top Gear’s’ new presenter.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Kidd confirmed a woman would definitely be joining the new ‘Top Gear’ but added that it will not be her. “Am I doing it? I am not," she told the newspaper. “I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman.”
Continue reading: Jodie Kidd Says No To 'Top Gear' Gig, But Will Zoe Ball Say Yes?
There’ll be no need to put the stars in reasonably price cars over on Amazon...
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the former ‘Top Gear’ trio, last week announced they’d signed a deal with Amazon Prime to front a new motoring show on the streaming service. But for those wondering how much it cost Amazon to nab the three presenters, the answer is reportedly a whopping £160 million.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are headed to Amazon with a new series.
Yes according to former 'Top Gear' producer Andy Wilman, who has also jumped ship with the trio, Amazon reportedly promised the presenters a budget of £160 million to lure them away from competitors such as Netflix.
Wilman left along with Richard Hammond and James May after Jeremy Clarkson's sacking from the BBC earlier in 2015, but believes Chris Evans is the best choice to continue with the popular British show.
He may be following Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May out of the BBC to help with the trio’s new Amazon Prime show, but executive producer Andy Wilman has given his backing to ‘Top Gear’s new presenter Chris Evans.
While speaking to Broadcast magazine about the new show, Wilman was asked for his thoughts on what was going on back at the BBC with what remains of ‘Top Gear’. He said that he was satisfied with Evans’ appointment in June this year, as it demonstrated that the Beeb are serious about breathing new life into it, after he and Clarkson brought it back to the network in 2002.
Chris Evans is the new 'Top Gear' presenter on the BBC
The ex-'Top Gear' trio have a new home on Amazon Prime, and the as-yet-untitled show will be launching in 2016.
Former ‘Top Gear’ hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have finally decided where they’ll be making their new motoring show. The ex-BBC trio have signed up with Amazon’s streaming video service ‘Amazon Prime’, with the first commissioned series due in 2016.
Speculation has been rife as to where their new home would be, following their departure from the BBC Two show earlier in 2015 after Clarkson’s now-infamous ‘fracas’ in March when he assaulted one of the show’s producers. Netflix, Sky and ITV had all been touted as strong possibilities in the last few months, but the US giant appears to beaten all of them to their signatures.
Continue reading: Clarkson, Hammond And May To Launch New Motoring Show On Amazon Prime
It cannot be denied that infamous motoring show Top Gear was a much-talked about programme when it was on the air headed by Jeremy Clarkson with James May and Richard Hammond in the two side kick seats. But since the trio have left the helm of the BBC programme, the factual car show has been in the news just as much as it ever was before.
The former winner of Formula 1 may have a new role as Top Gear co-presenter
As rumours swirled about who would head up a new series, chatter has not abated about who will be in the side kick seats now Chris Evans has been revealed as its new head.
Continue reading: Jenson Button Is The Latest Name In The Top Gear Presenting Frame
The regulator has cleared the BBC over any wrongdoing over the episode which aired in February of last year.
Ofcom has cleared BBC motoring series ‘Top Gear’ of breaching broadcasting codes after they received complains following an episode in which presenter Jeremy Clarkson held up a sign saying ‘Pikey’s Peak’. The complaint was made by The Traveller Movement who claimed the word ‘pikey’ was an ‘offensive and derogatory term for Gypsies and Travellers’.
Former host of 'Top Gear' Jeremy Clarkson
However the regulator found that the reference was more likely to be interpreted by viewers as a comment about Richard Hammond and his Vauxhall Nova car rather than insulting the Gypsie or Traveller community.
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Cleared By Ofcom Over 'Pikey's Peak' Sign
Could Clarkson be about to front a new motoring show across the pond?
Jeremy Clarkson’s lawyers might just have found away to get around the BBC’s attempts to stop the presenter from brining a new 'Top Gear'-style show to ITV. A clause in Clarkson’s contract reportedly prevents him and his ‘Top Gear’ co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond from working for a rival terrestrial British broadcaster for at least the next two years, but lawyers might just have discovered a loophole that could see them back on our screens.
Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC contract reportedly stops him from making a series to rival ‘Top Gear’.
According The Sunday Mirror Clarkson is busy trying to get around the contractual ban by making a new show in America and then selling the programme to other broadcasters worldwide including ITV in the UK.
It’s the end of an era for ‘Top Gear’ fans.
The final episode of motoring series ‘Top Gear’ to feature Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as hosts pulled in 5.3 million viewers for the BBC on Sunday evening. The special episode ran in an extended time slot from 8pm to 9.15pm and easily beat any competition, taking a 23% share of all TV viewers.
Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond and James May’s final ‘Top Gear’ episode has aired.
The episode was a cobbling together of footage which was filmed for the final two parts of the show's current series, prior to Clarkson’s firing following a ‘fracas’ with a producer. At it’s peak 5.8 million were tuning in to say goodbye to the trio who have fronted the show together since 2003.
Jeremy Clarkson made a controversial joke in South Africa.
Jeremy Clarkson and James May were caught on camera making jokes about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorious during a Top Gear live show in Johannesburg. Clarkson was recently sacked by the BBC and replaced with Chris Evans.
Jeremy Clarkson made a joke about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa
During the show, Clarkson pretended to accidentally shoot a member of the audience with a paintball gun, before saying, "I thought he was burglar."
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Makes Reeva Steenkamp Joke In South Africa
Clarkson said he was asked to come back to the motoring show, but BBC boss Tony Hall seems to disagree.
BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall has denied the corporation ever asked Jeremy Clarkson to return as the host of ‘Top Gear’, after the presenter claimed he was offered the gig but turned it down. Clarkson had said he had met with a BBC executive last week, who'd asked him to rejoin the show, but that he'd declined saying 'too much had gone on'.
Jeremy Clarkson says he was asked to return as ‘Top Gear’ host.
Appearing on BBC One’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ on Sunday, Lord Hall denied Clarkson’s claims saying, "I have no idea what all that's about…I made it absolutely clear when I said we were going to part company that that was it.”
Did the BBC really want Clarkson back?
Jeremy Clarkson claims the BBC offered him a return to Top Gear but he turned it down because the corporation had compared him to Jimmy Savile. The 55-year-old said he was asked by a senior executive to return to the motoring show but declined because "too much had gone on."
Jeremy Clarkson said the BBC wanted him back on Top Gear
"I had a meeting with a BBC executive last week and they asked if I'd come back to Top Gear," he told the Sun.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Refused 'Top Gear' Return Over Savile Comparisons
The Radio 2 presenter and bookies' favourite was at last confirmed as the new 'Top Gear' presenter after months of speculation.
The official ‘Top Gear’ site first posted the announcement on Tuesday (June 16th) that the BBC Radio 2 presenter would be fronting a revamped version of the show next year. Of course, the news also means that Richard Hammond and James May will not be returning to the show, despite a rumoured £4.6 million offer each to remain with the BBC.
Chris Evans will be the new lead presenter of a re-vamped 'Top Gear' in 2016
Continue reading: Chris Evans Confirmed As New Host Of 'Top Gear'
Viewers loved the return of Chris Evans’ chat show, although Lewis Hamilton put some to sleep.
'TFI Friday’s' 20th anniversary special proved a smash hit for Channel 4 yesterday evening (June 12th) pulling in a massive 4.3 million viewers. Host Chris Evans returned for the one-off special episode, with guests including Jeremy Clarkson, Blur and Lewis Hamilton.
Chris Evans returned as the host for the show’s 20th anniversary special.
The show was on such a roll that Channel 4 even gave it an extra 15 minutes after it ran over its allocated time slot. Chris Evans certainly seemed to enjoy his time hosting the show again, tweeting, "Did that really happen last night ? My wife has the MOTHER of all hangovers - hilarious,” on Saturday morning.
Continue reading: 'TFI Friday' Special Comeback Episode Is A Ratings Hit For Channel Four
A trailer has emerged for the last 'Top Gear' footage to feature the sacked Jeremy Clarkson.
The BBC has released the trailer for the last ever ‘Top Gear’ episode to feature Jeremy Clarkson, and it looks set to finally close out the era in fine style.
The 33-second clip was released on Tuesday evening (June 9th), and features the now-sacked presenter and his two co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May dressed in dinner jackets and standing in a desert. They receive a challenge to race cheap cars while towing caravans to a finish line in order to avoid a forfeit.
One last time: BBC releases last ever 'Top Gear' trailer for a Clarkson-starring episode
Continue reading: BBC Releases Final 'Top Gear' Episode Trailer To Feature Jeremy Clarkson
The BBC are said to have offered the pair a mega money deal to stay as ‘Top Gear’ presenters.
Richard Hammond and James May could soon become the highest paid stars at the BBC, if they accept a deal worth £4.6million each to stay on as hosts of 'Top Gear' for two more series. According to the Daily Mail, the corporation is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep the duo and prevent them from being snapped up by rivals ITV or Netflix.
The trio during 'Clarkson Hammond and May Live'.
But the corporation isn’t intending to replace Jeremy Clarkson anytime soon. The BBC is said to be considering modeling the new series of the show on ‘Have I Got News For You’ or ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, which saw a guest host every episode rather than a permanent presenter.
The duo are reported to have received seven figure per-annum offers to stay on and present 'Top Gear' with a weekly "guest presenter".
In contrast to many reports that have been doing the rounds over the past few weeks, ‘Top Gear’ presenters James May and Richard Hammond might not be leaving the BBC after all. In fact, it was reported today that the duo may stay with corporation to front a re-vamped version of the show alongside a weekly “guest presenter”.
The pair had been widely believed to have effectively followed Jeremy Clarkson out of the door, following his sacking in March. However, the Independent’s Matthew Norman reported on Monday (June 1st) that May and Hammond had been offered £1 million-per-year deals by the BBC to stay in their posts.
Richard Hammond and James May are reported to have received a huge offer to stay at the BBC
Clarkson also used Twitter to reassure a fan that television screens hadn't seen the last of him yet.
Jeremy Clarkson took to Twitter to agree with another user that he is “fed up” of the deluge of media speculation around his future, ever since he was sacked from BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ after his notorious “fracas” with producer Oisin Tymon.
Twitter user Sienna Sapphire seemingly wondered out loud: “Anyone else sick of hearing about Jeremy Clarkson? Nothing particularly against him, but why is his every move / word still in the news?” She was probably a bit surprised to find that, this morning, Clarkson had replied “I do like me but even I'm fed up with it.”
Jeremy Clarkson being interviewed by Chris Evans for BBC R2
Jeremy Clarkson could be back on the BBC.
Jeremy Clarkson says he takes responsibility for his Top Gear sacking, saying it was his "own silly fault". Clarkson, who left the hit BBC2 show after a fracas with a producer, nevertheless said that he would be open to returning to the corporation and that not having the motoring show has "left a big hole that needs to be filled".
Jeremy Clarkson has admitted responsibility for his Top Gear sacking
"I was very sad, it was my own silly fault so I could hardly complain," he said, speaking on Chris Evans's BBC2 Radio breakfast show.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson On Top Gear Exit: "It Was My Own Silly Fault"
The trio are in talks with the streaming service, with one source claiming the new show might be called 'House of Cars' - nice.
Jeremy Clarkson could be returning to screens alongside his former ‘Top Gear’ pals Richard Hammond and James May. The trio are reported to be in talks with Netflix to launch a new car-based show in the wake of Clarkson’s exile from the BBC.
According to the Daily Mirror, one name being considered for the revamped show is ‘House of Cars’, an explicit and cheeky reference to the success of Kevin Spacey’s original political drama ‘House of Cards’ which found a home on the streaming service. An insider told the British paper “If it goes ahead, they're planning to call it ‘House of Cars’, which is just genius.”
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson (l-r) are reportedly in talks with Netflix
Continue reading: Will Clarkson, Hammond And May's New 'Top Gear' Be On Netflix?
The disgraced former 'Top Gear' host has received two work offers from Russian networks in the last month.
Sacked ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has received even more interest from Russia. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former BBC star is currently in negotiations to feature in an upcoming Russian comedy movie.
Armen Manasaryan, one of the producers of the movie Kot v Sapogakh (or Puss in Boots), pitched the project to the Russian government’s funding organisation Cinema Fund and is quoted as saying “we offered the role of a foreigner to Clarkson. He hasn’t given us a definitive answer yet. We are in talks.”
Clarkson has reportedly been offered a role in a Russian adaptation of 'Puss in Boots'
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Offered Role In Russian Comedy Movie
Jeremy Clarkson could set up a rival motoring show.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has quit the BBC motoring show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking. Wilman and Clarkson, who are old school friends, are rumoured to be planning a rival show.
Jeremy Clarkson was sacked after a francas at a North Yorkshire hotel
In an email last month - widely regarded as a letter of resignation - Wilman told staff: "Our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show's history, not the whole of it. Those two words are bigger than us."
Continue reading: Top Gear Executive Producer Quits Amidst Rumours Of Rival Show
The former 'Top Gear' presenter reportedly WILL be guest presenting the weekly satirical news quiz on the BBC later this month.
The disgraced former ‘Top Gear’ presenter Jeremy Clarkson may be about to make a sensational return to BBC screens later this month as a guest presenter of ‘Have I Got News For You’.
British newspaper The Mirror reports that BBC chiefs have eventually decided to allow Clarkson to be the guest host on the April 24th episode, less than a month after the decision was taken to sack him from the motoring show. A spokeswoman for the corporation stated: “Jeremy’s contract has not been renewed on ‘Top Gear’ but he isn’t banned from appearing on the BBC.”
Jeremy Clarkson will guest present 'Have I Got News For You' on April 24th
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Make BBC Comeback Hosting 'Have I Got News For You'
Jeremy Clarkson will not face any charges over the "fracas" in a North Yorkshire hotel.
Jeremy Clarkson will face no further police action despite the BBC confirming that he attacked his Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon - an incident that led to his sacking. North Yorkshire Police said it had "completed its routine inquiries" into the incident and would "not be pursuing this matter any further."
Jeremy Clarkson will not face any criminal charges over his attack on a Top Gear producer
In a statement it said: North Yorkshire Police has now completed its routine enquiries following the incident at Hawes involving Mr Jeremy Clarkson, and we will not be pursuing this matter any further.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Will Face No Charges Over 'Top Gear' Attack
The upcoming shows have been renamed 'Clarkson, Hammond and May Live' since the host’s sacking.
Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly agreed to keep quiet over his recent sacking by the BBC so that the planned ‘Top Gear Live Shows’ can go ahead. Clarkson was axed as host of the long running motoring series last month after a ‘fracas’ involving one of the show’s producers.
'Top Gear' fans will be able to see Clarkson, Hammond and May reunited at the upcoming live shows.
Clarkson is said to have reached an agreement with the BBC so the now renamed live show can go ahead as planned in May. The series of live shows, which are co-owned by BBC Worldwide will start in Belfast on 22 May and not feature any ‘Top Gear’ branding or The Stig.
Andy Wilman has denied resigning from 'Top Gear' following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson.
Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has denied reports he is quitting the BBC2 show after a leaked email he sent to colleagues appeared to suggest he was resigning. After Jeremy Clarkson's sacking, Wilman congratulated staff on making "one of the most iconic programmes in TV history".
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson departed Top Gear last week
However, on Tuesday, the producer - whose friendship with Clarkson dates back to their school days - rejected claims of a resignation.
Continue reading: Top Gear Producer Andy Wilman Denies Quitting After Leaked Email
The BBC's director-general, Tony Hall has reportedly received death threats since Clarkson was dropped as host of the BBC show.
The fallout from Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit is showing no signs of ending anytime soon, as some fans of the show just can’t get over the fact the long running host has been ousted. According to CNN, BBC director-general Tony Hall has even received death threats in the days following his announcement of Clarkson’s departure from the series.
Former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
"Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill," the Metropolitan Police confirmed to CNN in a statement. The threat is said to have been reported on Wednesday, with police adding that it was made by email. ”The content of the message suggests (it was sent) from outside the UK,” the Met. statement continued.
Simon Cowell shows his support for Dermot O'Leary via Twitter after the presenter announces he is leaving 'The X-Factor'.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he would no longer be hosting The X-Factor. 41-year-old Leary announced he would be leaving the show on Friday (27th March). The presenter, who has hosted the show for eight years since taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007, informed fans of his decision on Twitter.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he is leaving The X Factor.
Could Jeremy Clarkson be headed to Netflix?
Jeremy Clarkson has suggested that creating a rival show to Top Gear "isn't hard" because of the lack of real car programmes on TV right now. In a column believed to have been penned before the "fracas" for which he was sacked by the BBC, Clarkson reflected on his 10 years on the show.
So, who wants to work with Jeremy Clarkson?
Clarkson was speaking about the "glut" of cookery shows on TV and talked about the difference with motoring shows.
Continue reading: Is Jeremy Clarkson Planning A 'Top Gear' Rival Show?
North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
Continue reading: Sacked 'Top Gear' Presenter Jeremy Clarkson Facing Possible Police Probe
Clarkson was suspended from ‘Top Gear’ earlier this month, after a "fracas" involving one of the show’s producers.
Suspended ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has said he believes “protest never works”, despite a petition calling for him to be reinstated by the BBC reaching one million signatures. Clarkson made the comments in his weekly column for British newspaper The Sun, just days after launching into a foul mouthed rant against the BBC.
Suspended 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson
"The simple truth of the matter is this: Protest never works. Because we are all plankton. And the world is run by whales,” Clarkson wrote. “Oh, you can be a big and important plankton but that doesn't make a jot of difference if a whale has decided to eat you up.”
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