Even if James May and Richard Hammond have stated that they will not work for Top Gear anymore if Jeremy Clarkson wasn’t in it, a recent post in the UK tabloid, the Mirror, seems to state the opposite.
The two show hosts have actually not terminated their contracts with BBC and the CEO of BBC2, Kim Shillinglaw, said that there are discussions being had with both James and Richard in terms of a series of projects at the BBC channel. It looks like despite leaving Top Gear, the two experienced presenters will enroll in unrelated shows to the fan’s favorite Top Gear, and that they are up for it and eligible without any action in court being taken against them as there were with Clarkson.
Shillinglaw added that “While those conversations are on-going, they have to remain private. What viewers of Top Gear really care about and what I care about is getting a really exciting show. This is a process that will take a little bit of time because, my God, we really care about this show; I really cared about this show. Rest assured any viewers of Top Gear out there, we care about our baby, we care about your baby, and we will be determined to bring it back in a really exciting way.”
Jeremy Clarkson was recently spotted in London with TV presenter Jodie Kidd, who is apparently being tipped as a host replacement for Clarkson. The Mirror, which was a source for all the new information, ran a poll that resulted in 61% of viewers saying they do not want the duo to return on the Top Gear.
By Gabriela Florea