The Top Gear boys have been away from our screens since March. However, in a recent chat with the Sunday Times Clarkson has revealed that the trio will be returning to our TV screens with a brand new motoring show. We can hear cheers erupting across the country.
The new show is likely to be revealed within the next few weeks. The question of which network the show is to be aired on is still in discussion, but reports are placing Netflix as the front runner. An inside source revealed that Richard Hammond and James May turned down a £4 million deal from the BBC to return to Top Gear without Clarkson. Instead the boys have rallied together along with executive producer Andy Wilman and have had various meetings with potential networks, including ITV, but are “very excited at the prospect of having total editorial control over their new show, to make it and get it distributed” – an opportunity which Netflix would offer.
At the same time, James May (aka Captain Slow) will be returning to the BBC with his new show ‘Building Cars Live’ which will air this autumn. All of this new comes a mere couple of weeks after the revelation that Chris Evans is due to be the new presenter of Top Gear. Raining on his parade much?
But we want to know what you think. Will you watch the new show with the boys? Are you excited for Chris Evans’ Top Gear takeover? Or will the old days of Clarkson, Hamster and Captain Slow remain a nostalgic memory? Leave us a comment below.