Will axed Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reunite with Richard Hammond and James May for new venture?
Controversial host Jeremy – who was axed by the BBC for assaulting a producer in March – has blasted the footage for being messily put together following his dismissal.
‘At 8pm tomorrow BBC2 is screening an edition of Top Gear cobbled together form two films that were made before I was fired,’ Jeremy, 55, wrote in his column for The Sun yesterday.
‘One of them is quite good.’
The series was pulled off air following Jeremy’s ‘fracas’ earlier this year, meaning the old clips weren’t able to be shown. Now they’ve been compiled along with links filmed by Richard and James at the studio in Dunsfold Park for the 85-minute special, which airs on BBC2 at 8pm.
It will undoubtedly be emotional viewing for Top Gear fans as it also marks the exit of Jeremy’s co-presenters James, 52, and Richard, 45, who decided to leave along with their ousted fellow host.
Richard has admitted that finishing the links for the final show was quite upsetting and he isn’t sure that he’ll be tuning in.
‘It broke my heart, I don’t think I’ll be able to watch it,’ the presenter says.
This is unlikely to be the last we see of Jeremy, Richard and James together as a trio though. It’s sensationally been rumoured that the team could launch a new rival show on ITV to go up against the BBC’s rebooted Top Gear fronted by Chris Evans – eek!
According to reports Jeremy wants the programme to be as ‘anarchic, edgy and funny’ as Top Gear used to be.
‘The boys believe with the backing of ITV and a prime-time slot they can easily match, and probably beat, their BBC2 viewing figures,’ a source tells the Mirror.
‘The thought of making a show for the BBC’s main rival is very appealing for them.’
New Top Gear vs. old? Now THAT would be interesting.