Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he’s confident that Top Gear will become a success again, but that it is going to take time. The 56-year-old presenter has been careful not to say anything negative about Top Gear after he was dramatically sacked from the show in 2015, but now it seems he is convinced it will start to pick up in due course.
“Look, it’s difficult to get any show going, give them time, they’ll be alright,” Clarkson said about Top Gear and the new presenter lineup. After Jeremy’s departure from the show, bosses hired Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans as his replacements but the new double act didn’t go down too well with viewers and the radio DJ resigned just 12 months into his three-year contract over the criticism.
The former Friends star decided to stay with the programme and now presents the show alongside Chris Harris and Rory Reid – and is so far receiving rave reviews for his hosting.
Meanwhile, Jeremy has revealed that the new series of The Grand Tour will hit the small screens towards the end of the year because they’ve only just started shooting it.
“It will be out when we’ve finished it which will be in about six to eight months, so it’s a long way off but we’ve just started filming it now,” he said. “Yeah it’s exciting times. Nobody’s died, I haven’t murdered James May and all is well.”