@downshep I remember that. I bet it's still there.
The Amazon Prime presenter said that reminding people of 'Top Gear's brilliance just as new host Chris Evans is putting together his own version was harsh.
Former ‘Top Gear’ presenter James May has criticised the BBC for broadcasting two ‘best of’ episodes over the Christmas period, just as new presenter Chris Evans is struggling to revive the motoring show without its star presenters later this year.
May, who will be unveiling the new, as yet untitled show alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond on Amazon Prime later in 2016, spoke to the Radio Times about his thoughts on the revived ‘Top Gear’ when it returns this year. He described the decision to air the special compilation ‘Top Gear: From A to Z’ episodes as “harsh”.
James May performing on the Clarkson, Hammond & May tour in November 2015
Continue reading: James May Says BBC Was "Harsh" To Broadcast 'Top Gear' Best Of Episodes
The best Top Gear bits featuring the former BBC presenter will be shown over the festive period
There was one point in Jeremy Clarkson’s career where no one thought he would ever be de-throned from his top spot at the BBC. Fast forward a few months and a fracas later and Clarkson at the BBC seems more unlikely than Clarkson in a bad car.
Jeremy and his fracas caused all sorts of problems for the BBC
However, fans of the former Top Gear presenter will get a chance to see the lanky chap back on the Beeb as part of a Top Gear Christmas special - featuring all of the best bits from the show fronted by Clarkson, May and Hammond.
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May's new show with his former 'Top Gear' colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond is due to be premiered "in the autumn of next year".
Though he’s just commenced filming the much-talked about Amazon Prime series along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, former ‘Top Gear’ co-presenter James May reckons that whatever the BBC comes up with in their absence will be a “credible rival” for their own show.
The 52 year old former BBC presenter, who along with Hammond followed Clarkson out of the door at the network after the latter was sacked following the infamous ‘fracas’ in March, appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and said that he wasn’t concerned about the competition from their former employers, according to the Mirror.
James May leaving the BBC in June 2015
It's unlikely, but the criminal investigation case over the incident on the 'Top Gear' Christmas special has been re-opened by an Argentinian court of appeals.
A court in Argentina is re-opening a criminal investigation against Jeremy Clarkson and ‘Top Gear’, with regard to the controversial Christmas special episode set in the South American state, with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence for the former presenter.
Clarkson and his ‘Top Gear’ colleague Richard Hammond and James May sparked fury in the southern-most province of Tierra Del Fuego in October last year, when Clarkson drove the whole 1,400 mile trip in a red Porsche with the licence plate H982 FKL – taken to be a reference to the Falklands War between Argentina and Britain by irate locals and veterans of the conflict.
Jeremy Clarkson being interviewed by new 'Top Gear' host Chris Evans in 2015
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Face Argentinian Jail Over Licence Plate Controversy?
But the new presenter has yet to reveal the full line-up
The Top Gear presenting line-up - it’s had more drama than the cobbles of Corrie and the square of Eastenders. Since Jeremy Clarkson had his contract ended with the BBC One show after a fracas with a producer, there’s been rumours (Jodie Kidd), possibilities (Jensen Button) and definite nos (Sue Perkins, who had to quit Twitter after the trolls told her they didn’t want to see her on the show).
Chris Evans has picked a team for the new Top Gear series
Now Chris Evans, the one constant since the trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond left, has revealed that the newest line-up has been picked and there will be “announcements pending”.
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Clarkson left ‘Top Gear’ earlier this year, following a fracas with one of the show’s producers.
Jeremy Clarkson has said he considered doing “nothing at all” after his axing from 'Top Gear' earlier this year, until Amazon Prime came to the rescue. Writing in his Sunday Times column, Clarkson also said he had no idea that his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond would refuse to do the show without him.
Jeremy Clarkson considered doing “nothing at all”, after ‘Top Gear’ axing.
Writing about his feelings in the days after his firing, Clarkson said, “I didn’t really know what I was going to do. A large part of me considering the appealing option of ‘nothing at all’. A smaller part thought I should change tack and do a programme about farming.”
The former ‘Top Gear’ presenter was urged to take a "complete break,” following his firing from the BBC show.
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was sent to rehab over the summer, following his sacking from ‘Top Gear’. The presenter said he was ordered to take a "complete break” by doctors, due to the stress of dealing with his exit from the BBC series. Clarkson left the show in March following a much publicised 'fracas' with producer, Oisin Tymon.
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he entered rehab for stress over the summer.
Writing in his Sunday Times column Clarkson said, 'Back in the summer it was decided by people with serious faces and stethoscopes that I needed a complete break. And they weren't talking about two weeks in the sun with a book, and a million cocktail parties every night. They were talking about a whole month in the Stone Age.’
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson 'Entered Rehab For Stress' After 'Top Gear' Axing
A trademark application for the strange name was reported by BuzzFeed.
The new Amazon motoring show to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May might be getting a rather bizarre title. Legal documents unearthed in a new report suggest that the upcoming show might have the name ‘Gear Knobs’. Okaaaay…
A trademark application, filed two weeks before the former ‘Top Gear’ trio announced their new deal with Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service on July 30th, was discovered by BuzzFeed. This suggests that Clarkson and co. will not only be sticking with the kind of laddish humour that’s made them globally popular, but have also decided to annoy their former BBC employers in the process.
Clarkson's new Amazon motoring show could have an extremely bizarre title
A source told The Daily Mirror that Clarkson will be the highest-earning TV presenter in Britain, raking in a cool £800,000 per episode.
A new report has suggested that Jeremy Clarkson will be the highest-earning TV host in Britain, earning close to £10 million per series of his new show on Amazon Prime with former ‘Top Gear’ co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.
A source told The Daily Mirror on Thursday evening (August 27th) that Clarkson, who was unceremoniously axed from the BBC earlier this year after punching one of ‘Top Gear’s producers, will be paid nearly £800,000 per episode of the new series, which is set to debut in mid-2016.
Jeremy Clarkson will apparently be earning nearly £800k per episode of the new Amazon show
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Net Nearly £10 Million Per Series Of New Amazon Show
There’ll be no need to put the stars in reasonably price cars over on Amazon...
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the former ‘Top Gear’ trio, last week announced they’d signed a deal with Amazon Prime to front a new motoring show on the streaming service. But for those wondering how much it cost Amazon to nab the three presenters, the answer is reportedly a whopping £160 million.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are headed to Amazon with a new series.
Yes according to former 'Top Gear' producer Andy Wilman, who has also jumped ship with the trio, Amazon reportedly promised the presenters a budget of £160 million to lure them away from competitors such as Netflix.
@downshep I remember that. I bet it's still there.
@owillis95 Not me. I avoid old cars.
RT @JezHarper: @MrJamesMay Not just for home. Here's a train set being used to test contactless payments. https://t.co/tb9HvJoKc8
I've given up tapestry for Lent.
@cwcm_20 @bbc5live Yeah, why not? When?
We must save Hornby. Buy a train set today. Every home should have one. #ForTheNation https://t.co/G4mWonmv6W
RT @axh2210: Watching @MrJamesMay 's cars of the people... It's not that bad really.
@VintageBarbara A promising future in the birthday card business awaits you.
@JeremyClarkson You say that, but the printer's just gone tits up again.
@AshleyJames_92 No. You have to be 18.
RT @geordiemorgan: @MrJamesMay Batter is mixed now Pan is too hot. Is it burnt? Ceiling ruined. Shit.
Tossers: it's pancake day.
Can we start naming forthcoming nice weather as well? How about 'Lovely Weekend Malcolm'?
@jameswattuk Originally two of each, but one was lost by a hotel. Congratulations on your separate condenser steam engine, by the way.
Nine eleven, rain Standing on left hander failed To erase skid mark. @ridesandskis
@bristolpacket Nice. I was made in Bristol as well.
@peterevans79 I'm tempted by one as well.
@alima79 Five and a bit. 997 Gen2 C2S.
@321usermane Technically, yes.
@chrislowndes Dual carriageway east of The Henge. I noticed another car in the central res.