Top Gear Trio Tease New US Show
The Top Gear trio have dropped the biggest hint so far that their acclaimed automobile show could be going to the US.
The Top Gear scandal has been ongoing since Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer while filming Top Gear back in March, which subsequently led to his redundancy and his co-stars, Richard Hammond and James May, resigning from the BBC. Since then, speculation has been circling about where the trio will take their highly popular programme.
However, during Clarkson, Hammond and May’s live show in Australia at the weekend, the team dropped a massive clue that their next project may involve a US network or streaming service.
“Amazingly, there had been a lot of interest in us doing a car show for television,” Clarkson said.
“Who knows, very soon once more you will be seeing us on a television or an internet near where you live.”
It was later on in the show that Clarkson teased this further, mocking Hammond for saying “z” with an American accent. “You’re not in America,” he said, before Hammond replied: “Not yet.”
Speculation so far has led to the trio being thought to be picked up by television streaming giants Netflix or Hulu, after it was revealed that the presenters contracts had non-compete clauses that prevented them from signing with ITV, or another British rival channel.
Their tour continues across the globe, and comes to the UK in November, while Chris Evans – the new host of BBC’s Top Gear – is holding open auditions for a presenting panel for the hit show due to return to screens next year.