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Jeremy Clarkson New Show: Top Gear?s Most Hated Host Gets A Motoring Show With Amazon

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epa03018709 Top Gear team James May (L), Jeremy Clarkson (C) and Richard Hammond (R) in Downing Street during the filming of an episode of the television series Top Gear in London, Britain, 29 November 2011. EPA/ANDY RAIN

 

Looks like the former the Top Gear trio will be back for a new TV show. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May could have struck a deal with Amazon to launch a new motoring show for Amazon Prime that could rival their former Top Gear show. The news was a big win for Amazon after Clarkson and the rest did not sign a deal with other on-demand video streaming services such as ITV and Netflix.

No details on what is the name of the new motoring show but their deal with Amazon will land them to launch the show for three seasons with their first to be released in 2016. All of the series will only be available to Amazon Prime; Amazon?s video on-demand service.

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It was not only Clarkson, Hammond and May that joined Amazon, Top Gear producer Andy Wilman will also be boarding for the new show. Wilman has been with Top Gear since 1992.

Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from Top Gear last March following a physical and verbal attack to a series producer, TV Station BBC suspended Clarkson before deciding to not renew his contract for 2016, Clarkson started his hosting for the show in 1988. Fellow hosts Richard Hammond and James May joined Clarkson as they both decided to leave Top Gear as well, which was not surprising as the three were together since 2002 (May joined Top Gear in 2003)

Top Gear was one of the well-known TV series in the world, garnering more than 300 million global viewers per year. The show started in 1977 then was cancelled in 2001, a year later it was re-launched with a new studio-based format instead of the old magazine-format. The show will continue even without the trio as BBC has revealed that they will bring in UK TV and radio star Chris Evans to the show.

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