- A special 75-minute episode featuring the last recorded segments from Series 22
- Jeremy, Richard and James each purchase a classic European sports car and set off on an adventure
- They also attempt to be ‘lifestyle leisure enthusiasts’ by purchasing cheap 4×4’s and facing a series of challenges
With less than 24 hours remaining until the final episode of Top Gear is broadcast across the UK on BBC2, the show’s executive producer Andy Wilman believes it will provide closure for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – allowing the trio to head to a secret destination next week to hammer out the details of their new motoring show.
“We are going to go somewhere where nobody can find us,” said Andy Wilman, Clarkson’s longtime friend and collaborator. “We will get our heads down and work out the nuts and bolts of what the new show will do and what it will look like.”
Where this new show will be broadcast though is still up in the air, although an announcement is still expected to be made within the next few weeks. Rumours today suggested a they may sign on with ITV, in order to air the show locally in the UK in the same timeslot as Top Gear, to provide a bit of not-so-friendly competition. The deal would also leave them open to push their episodes onto streaming platforms such as Netflix after it has aired on the network.Read More
Richard Hammond has admitted he feels broken hearted, as the sun sets on the ‘Clarkson, Hammond and May era’ of Top Gear, but has promised that it’s not over yet for the three most popular men in the world.
“We’ve had a hell of year, but we’re alive. We can only do one thing so we have to find a way of doing it,” Richard told Fairfax Media. In less than 48 hours time, the final episode of Top Gear featuring Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May will go to air in Britain on BBC2.
“I hope people will watch it and think ‘Wow, that was amazing’,” Hammond said of the episode. “Because it broke my heart, I don’t think I’ll be able to watch it.”Read More
Jeremy Clarkson has made a bold new claim today that he was offered the chance to return to Top Gear – just days after the BBC announced that the next series will be fronted by Chris Evans.
Clarkson told The Sun that he met an unnamed BBC executive last week before Evans, 49, was unveiled as the new host. But he said that he turned the offer down because of what had happened since his departure, including being compared to paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile.Read More
News has emerged today that Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead an all new line up for Top Gear. That’s right, three all new hosts…
Chris, who has previously appeared twice on Top Gear, made the following announcement,
“I’m thrilled, Top Gear is my favourite programme of all time. Created by a host of brilliant minds who love cars and understand how to make the massively complicated come across as fun, devil-may-care and effortless. When in fact, of course, it’s anything but and that’s the genius of Top Gear’s global success. I promise I will do everything I possibly can to respect what has gone on before and take the show forward.”
Kim Shillinglaw, the controller of BBC Two and BBC Four and self-confessed fan of the show, added: “I am so delighted that Chris will be presenting the next series of Top Gear.
“His knowledge of and passion for cars are well-known and combined with his sheer inventiveness and cheeky unpredictability he is the perfect choice to take our much-loved show into the future.Read More
The BBC has announced today that Top Gear will return on Sunday June 28 at 8pm, with an extended episode to wrap up Series 22.
As we previously reported, the episode will feature two films which were shot for Series 22, but haven’t yet seen the light of day due to the show being pulled off air following fracas-gate.Read More