BBC Director-General Tony Hall has revealed recently that Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked Top Gear.
The end of an era is approaching as the world’s most popular car show, Top Gear, has an uncertain future. According to Tony Hall, the Director-General from BBC, Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, which expires next month, will not be renewed. The decision has been made after Hall has met personally with Clarkson and with Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear assistant producer involved in the incident.
“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”, said Tony Hall.
Top Gear’s future is in the air at the moment because Richard Hammond and James May have refused to film the studio parts without Jeremy Clarkson and, considering the fact that their contracts will also expire next month, chances are that the show, as we know it, will come to an end with Clarkson’s leave. There are still three unaired episodes of Top Gear Season 22 but these will eventually be broadcasted. Tony Hall has also said that Top Gear has to be renewed for 2016 so chances are the next season will come with completely new hosts. If this happens, hopefully Chris Harris will be one of them as he has the most chances of reviving the show. We also keep in mind that this may only be a marketing strategy for a market pull out in order to revive Top Gear so thanks, Jezza, Hamster and Captain Slow for all the laughs we had over these years!