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    New Top Gear hosts to be Jodie Kidd, Guy Martin and Philip Glenister

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    If reports out of the UK are to be believed, Top Gear’s reinvention for 2016 will include a new female host alongside motorbike superstar. 

    The Sunday Express is reporting that the BBC has signed its new hosts of Top Gear as the show gets reinvented for 2016 after the Clarkson fracas which saw Clarkson, Hammond and May leave the BBC. If true, new Top Gear will be hosted by Jodie Kidd who currently presents The Classic Car Show, motorcycle legend Guy Martin from Speed with Guy Martin and Philip Glenister who currently hosts For The Love Of Cars.

    The source of this information is claimed to have come from Top Gear producer Andy Wilman who was overheard speaking with singer and car nut Jay Kay. The source obviously is a little unreliable, especially given that producer Andy Wilman was spotted in public with Clarkson and the crew a few days ago and he’s tipped to join their new show.

    The key to Top Gear’s success has always been the chemistry between hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May. Without those three, it’s unlikely the show can continue and be successful in its current format of car-based entertainment. One thing’s certain, the general public is very keen to see Clarkson, Hammond and May again whether as Top Gear or under some other banner.

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    Jeremy Clarkson’s final Top Gear episodes will be shown

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    A BBC boss has confirmed that the remaining films from Top Gear season 22 will be aired despite Jeremy Clarkson fracas. 

    Jeremy Clarkson may have been sacked by the BBC, but he is set to make an on-screen return for the broadcaster as the final episodes of Top Gear are set to air. According to The Lad Bible, a BBC boss has confirmed that the remaining scenes from the final Top Gear series will be aired at some point.

    The BBC boss said, “no way would I want the available material not to be seen by viewers. Jeremy will be back on the BBC.” Apparently there is enough pre-recorded footage for another three episodes of Top Gear, only the studio sequences that normally link the films together are missing with Clarkson, Hammond and May now unavailable. The remaining Top Gear films are expected to to air sometime during the English summer.

    Meanwhile, Clarkson has alluded to the fact that he, Hammond and May are working on a new motoring show away from the BBC. Clarkson suggested that in many situations the show was hampered by the BBC’s corporate views and that this is what ultimately killed the show. It is expected details of the new show will be revealed later this year.

    As for the re-invention of the BBC’s Top Gear, the show looks to be taking a completely new direction with talks of a female presenter being part of the show. The same BBC boss that revealed the final episodes of Top Gear as we know it would be shown has been toying with the idea of a female presenter for the new Top Gear.

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    The last ever Top Gear episode (VIDEO)

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    Unseen footage of the final Top Gear episode ever has been released following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson by the BBC. 

    Fans of Top Gear haven’t been taking the news of Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking lightly. They haven’t gone completely insane like fans of One Direction member Zayne who quit the band on the same day of Clarkson’s sacking. Those fans have been taking sick days on the grounds of ‘compassion’ and even self-harming in some cases, which is a bit pathetic.

    Top Gear fans have been much more reasonable. The end of the show as we know it is a great tragedy and there has been some general grieving on social media, but an inside look at what was to be the final ever episode of Top Gear should serve as a comfortable shoulder to sob on… It’s only a short clip about 1 minute in length but it is at least some new unseen footage that will be more than welcomed after having zero new Top Gear content for the last two weeks.

    Check out the video below.

    James May’s priceless reaction to Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking – including exquisite pink hat.

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    OFFICIAL: Clarkson sacked by BBC from Top Gear

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    Jeremy Clarkson has officially been sacked by the BBC after abusing a Top Gear producer. 

    The BBC has released an official statement regarding the Top Gear Clarkson scandal, which sees the presenter sacked.

    54 year old Clarkson was on his final warning before getting involved in a physical altercation with Irish producer Oisin Tymon who was hospitalised following the incident.

    Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC released the following statement;

    ‘“It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.

    “Obviously none of us wanted to find ourselves in this position. This decision should in no way detract from the extraordinary contribution that Jeremy Clarkson has made to the BBC. I have always personally been a great fan of his work and Top Gear. Jeremy is a huge talent. He may be leaving the BBC but I am sure he will continue to entertain, challenge and amuse audiences for many years to come.

    “The BBC must now look to renew Top Gear for 2016. This will be a big challenge and there is no point in pretending otherwise. I have asked Kim Shillinglaw to look at how best we might take this forward over the coming months. I have also asked her to look at how we put out the last programmes in the current series.”

    Reports are suggesting that the BBC hopes to replace Clarkson with radio host and massive petrol head Chris Evans – who has an epic collection of Ferraris including a 250 GTO worth £12 million.

    Previously Clarkson’s co-presenter’s Richard Hammond and James May refused to film the show without him. Whether they continue with the show or follow Clarkson into other ventures is unknown at this point.

    It’s officially the end of the road for Top Gear as we know it. While the BBC is keen to keep the show going, Jeremy, James and Richard are essential to its success – their chemistry was the show. Most seem to think Top Gear is a car show, but it’s actually an entertainment program about three middle-aged blokes who happen to drive cars and talk about them. The cars weren’t the essence of the program, the people were. And that’s why it’s unlikely that Top Gear will be successful without those three hosts.

    And I suspect they’ll need to reinvent the show in some way to avoid trying to replicate the Top Gear that we currently know and love. You only have to watch American or Australian Top Gear to realise that trying to be like those three guys doesn’t work and won’t for a very long time.

    We can only hope that Clarkson, Hammond and May are picked up by another broadcaster to create the show people want to watch.

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    Jeremy Clarkson will be sacked from Top Gear

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    British news reports that Jeremy Clarkson will be sacked from his position on Top Gear with an official BBC announcement pending. 

    The BBC is expected to announce the findings of its investigation into the fracas involving Clarkson and a junior Top Gear producer today, revealing the fate of Clarkson and Top Gear as we know it.

    The Daily Telegraph is claiming to have inside information, reporting that the decision to sack Clarkson has been made but Top Gear will continue with a replacement host.

    54 year old Clarkson was on his final warning before getting involved in a physical altercation with Irish producer Oisin Tymon who was hospitalised following the incident.

    The Daily Telegraph reports; ‘it is understood a report into the so-called ‘fracas’ at a North Yorkshire hotel concluded that [the] presenter spent 20 minutes verbally abusing producer Oisin Tymon, before launching a 30 second physical assault on him.’

    It’s believed the BBC finds itself with no choice but to end Clarkson’s career as presenter of Top Gear.

    Reports are suggesting that the BBC hopes to replace Clarkson with radio host and massive petrol head Chris Evans – who has an epic collection of Ferraris including a 250 GTO worth £12 million.

    Previously Clarkson’s co-presenter’s Richard Hammond and James May refused to film the show without him. Whether they continue with the show or follow Clarkson into other ventures is unknown at this point.

    An official announcement regarding the future of Top Gear and Clarkson is expected to come from BBC Director General Lord Hall in the coming hours.

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    Clarkson says he will be sacked from Top Gear (VIDEO)

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    At a recent charity event, Jeremy Clarkson claimed he would be sacked by the BBC from his position on Top Gear.

    Video footage has emerged of Clarkson making a speech at a recent charity event in the U.K, where he claimed he believed the BBC would sack him following the recent ‘fracas’ with a producer.

    It’s been reported Clarkson punched the producer after he became angry over the lack of catering at a shoot location.

    At the charity event Clarkson said, “I didn’t foresee my sacking but I would like to do one last lap. So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f**king bastards sack me.”

    “I’ll be a bit tearful when I do it, but f**k it, let’s do it,” he said.

    Clarkson then proposed the idea of auctioning off a passenger ride with him as he completed his final lap of the track, which is believed to have raised £100,000 for charity.

    “I’ll drive somebody around in whatever I can get hold of. I’m sacked so it’s probably an Austin Maestro. So who knows? But anyway it will be my last ever lap of the Top Gear track,” said Clarkson.

    The outcome of the investigation into the Clarkson fracas scandal is expected to be heard next week.

    Top Gear will not air this Sunday. You can check out the clip below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSiz0TainL4#t=15

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    BBC reportedly offer terms for Clarkson Top Gear return

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    The BBC has reportedly prepared terms for Jeremy Clarkson’s return to Top Gear, though he’s unlikely to agree to them.

    Apparently the BBC has drawn up terms which will see Clarkson reinstated as co-presenter of Top Gear, along with May and Hammond who refuse to film the show without the controversial Clarkson.

    However, Clarkson’s return is entirely dependant on him agreeing on those terms, which is unlikely.

    A report from the Daily Mail suggests that the BBC want an executive to be put in place as a ‘minder’ for Clarkson – basically a baby sitter who will make sure he doesn’t do anything else that may cause controversy.

    A source inside the BBC said “I think that people do see a way to resolve this, and that is by putting someone strong in to manage the show and manage Clarkson. He is a brilliant broadcaster, everyone can see that.”

    After a petition to reinstate Clarkson received almost one million signatures, it is believed BBC executives felt more inclined to resolve the problem rather than fire the presenter outright.

    Meanwhile the BBC has released a rather aloof official statement regarding the Clarkson incident which said:

    “Following last week’s suspension of Jeremy Clarkson, Ken MacQuarrie is now considering the evidence and will report to the Director-General on his findings next week.

    “Once this has been considered, we will set out any further steps. The BBC will not be offering further commentary until then.”

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    No Top Gear this week, reports Clarkson will be fired

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    The investigation into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson continues, with reports suggesting he hospitalised a producer. 

    The suits at Top Gear have released an official statement regarding next week’s show, stating that it will not air following an investigation into the actions of presenter Jeremy Clarkson who reportedly punched a producer.

    The matter is currently being investigated by the director of BBC Scotland, and further episodes of Top Gear will be postponed until the investigation is complete.

    Fans of the show are genuinely devastated, and an online petition calling for Clarkson to be re-instated has received in excess of 800,000 signatures.

    Meanwhile, there have been reports claiming to have inside knowledge on what went down the day the controversial Clarkson made headlines.

    It’s being reported by the U.K’s Mirror that the Clarkson’s swing hospitalized producer Oisin Tymon after calling him a “lazy Irish c***”.

    Apparently Clarkson was angry after he and his co-presenters were ferried by helicopter from the Top Gear track to a film location about two hours away where hot food was not immediately available.

    This incident lead to a lengthy dispute and the eventual punch. It’s believed Clarkson may have been intoxicated at the time.

    It’s all looking pretty bad for Clarkson. If the rumours turn out to be true, he probably doesn’t deserve to keep his job.

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    Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear, show postponed

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    Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC’s Top Gear TV program and series 22 has been postponed.

    The rumours suggest that Jeremy Clarkson threw a punch at one of the show’s producers after they had a disagreement. Top Gear’s creators have since suspended Clarkson from the show and the BBC has stated that the show will not air this Sunday with the series postponed until further notice.

    Clarkson is no stranger to controversy, accused of using the n-word during production in un-aired video last year. Following this incident the presenter was given his final warning and told he would be fired anywhere anytime if he made another offensive remark.

    Then there was the whole Argentina scandal which has become something of a running joke throughout this series – watch for the placement of Argentinian flags in all of the episodes, last week’s was on the Stig’s suit. All the presenters and the Top Gear’s producers still claim the plate was not intentional.

    Jeremy Clarkson also tweeted last month that he needed a new co-presenter on Top Gear, whether this was a joke or had some genuine meaning behind it is unknown.

    “Wanted: new presenter for Top Gear. Applicant should be old, badly dressed and pedantic but capable of getting to work on time,” he wrote.

    Despite all the previous dramas though, Top Gear has never been postponed due to conflict. We just hope that it does continue and that we do get to see the LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 test that we were promised would happen in last Sunday’s episode.

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