Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will host Top Gear for at least 3 more years.
Our favourite trio have signed a new three-year contract with BBC2 to continue hosting Top Gear. Bit of a relief really – as the three hosts are arguably the reason why the show has been so successful. The popularity of Top Gear around the world means Jeremy and Andy Wilman have benefited hugely, at a time when other BBC talent pay has been reduced due to cuts in the licence fee.
A BBC Worldwide spokesman said: “BBC Worldwide has agreed new commercial deals with Jeremy, James, Richard and Andy to secure Top Gear’s international future for another three years. This agreement secures the commercial future of Top Gear without using a penny of licence fee money and allows us to continue to grow the brand around the world, reinvest in Top Gear and return profits to the BBC.”