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Richard Hammond Crash Number Two! Host Is Fine After Africa Motorcycle Accident


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If your main job is to speed around on various motor vehicles across different terrains, the law of probability says you're bound to end up in one or two scrapes. While on the road in Africa for his new Amazon series, Richard Hammond has escaped unharmed from his second major vehicular accident.

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The Hamster was shooting for a new episode of 'The Grand Tour' with his fellow hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May, when he crashed his motorbike during a trip in Mozambique rendering himself unconscious. However, it seems he's alive and well but is refusing to give any details away just yet.

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Richard Hammond Comes Under Fire From Viewers For Gay Ice Cream Joke On 'The Grand Tour'


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‘The Grand Tour’ presenter Richard Hammond has come under fire from viewers, after describing ice cream as a food only for gay people during the latest episode of the Amazon Prime series.

Richard HammondRichard Hammond’s bizarre ice cream comment has angered ‘The Grand Tour’ viewers

Hammond’s bizarre comment came during a segment where he chatted with fellow presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May about a Rolls Royce, in front of a live studio audience.

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Jeremy Clarkson Claims He Was Barred From Flight By Airport Worker


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Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he was barred from boarding a flight in Stuttgart, Germany by an angry airport worker.

Speaking to The Sun, ‘The Grand Tour’ host claimed an Argentinian airport employee shouted at him “I’m from Argentina so f*** you!”, as he prevented him and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May from boarding.

However a spokesman for Stuttgart Airport disputed Clarkson’s version of events and said the host had missed several calls for his flight and that the employee in question is Spanish, not Argentinian.

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Amazon Prepares To Launch 'The Grand Tour' With Crashed Cars In London And Berlin


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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s long-awaited new show ‘The Grand Tour’ finally hits Amazon Prime this Friday.

To promote the show’s launch, the streaming service are continuing the trio’s tradition of pulling stunts, by leaving ‘crashed’ cars in London and Berlin.

First Trailer For Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' Released


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There’s just over a month to go until Jeremy Clarkson’s long-awaited ‘The Grand Tour’ finally makes its debut, and the public has now gotten its first proper taste of the new motoring series with a brand new trailer.

Opening in a drizzly car park at a British racetrack, the 94-second clip features a broken arm, tanks blowing up vans and Clarkson trying to lead a camel up a ramp.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond And James May Appear On James Corden's Show


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As the former presenters of ‘Top Gear’ they were probably one of Britain’s most famous entertainment exports, but now Jeremy Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May have appeared on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ in the US ahead of their new series ‘The Grand Tour’.

The trio are launching their massively anticipated new motoring series ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon Prime in just over a month’s time.

Ahead of the grand unveiling, they appeared in a ‘Carpool Karaoke’-style segment on the late night chat show where they raced cars around a desert track, and answered questions from their fellow Brit James Corden.

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Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' Launch Date Revealed


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The much-anticipated new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May finally has a release date. The first episode of ‘The Grand Tour’ will be made available on Amazon Prime from November 18th.

The new show’s maiden episode will be 70 minutes in length, and will partly be filmed in California next month, with one section of the episode already shot in Johannesburg in South Africa.

New episodes of ‘The Grand Tour’ will then be released every Friday for 12 weeks. Revealing the launch date, Amazon has uploaded a 30-second teaser trailer to YouTube.

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Jeremy Clarkson Is Nervous About Filming 'The Grand Tour'


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He’s filmed in front of a live audience thousands of times in his career, but former ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he’s nervous about the recording of his new Amazon motoring series ‘The Grand Tour’. Clarkson will be fronting the show with his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues James May and Richard Hammond and filming was scheduled to being in South Africa on Friday.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson is nervous about recording ‘The Grand Tour’

Wiring in his weekly column for The Sun, Clarkson said: "We've done it hundreds of times. It should be easy. I should be relaxed. But tomorrow, in a field just outside Johannesburg, James May, Richard Hammond and I will record the first studio segment for our new show, 'The Grand Tour'. And I don’t mind telling you. I’m crapping myself.”

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Jeremy Clarkson's New Amazon Prime Show 'The Grand Tour' Coming To The UK


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After the low ratings suffered by the re-vamped ‘Top Gear’ over the last six weeks, that have already claimed one career casualty in the shape of Chris Evans, attention is now turning to the long-awaited rival Amazon Prime series fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Following last month’s announcement that their show ‘The Grand Tour’ would be kicking off in the South African city of Johannesburg, Amazon Prime has announced that the programme would be filming in the UK at some point.

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Is A Video Of Jeremy Clarkson Assembling A Box More Entertaining Than The New 'Top Gear'?


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Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime series which will rival ‘Top Gear’ hasn't even premiered yet, but the host has found another way of stealing the spotlight from Chris Evans. On Twitter Clarkson has shared a video of himself trying to assemble a cardboard DHL box, which according to fans was more entertaining to watch than the new ‘Top Gear’.

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Jeremy Clarkson's New Amazon Prime Show Finally Has A Name - And It Isn't 'Gear Knobs'


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After many months of agonising, the new Amazon Prime motoring show fronted by former ‘Top Gear’ presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May finally has a name – ‘The Grand Tour’.

On Wednesday afternoon (May 11th), Clarkson wrote on Twitter: “Start the smoke. We have a name”. The title was then revealed, apparently a reference to their intention to host each episode in a different city across the world and the copious number of filming locations already used - including northern Africa, Barbados, Portugal and London.

“So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?” another tweet read soon afterwards.

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Jeremy Clarkson Details Woes Of Naming New Amazon Prime Series


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Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he's spent thousands of pounds consulting lawyers while trying to come up with a name for his new Amazon Prime series and he’s still no closer to finding a title. Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson said most of his suggestions have been ruled out by legal advisors who say they have already been trademarked.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson still can't find a name for upcoming Amazon Prime series.

“I spend at least six hours a day in my office — which is insured and smoke-free and resplendent with potted plants — sucking creatively on a corporate Biro as I wait for the daily 3pm ‘Anything yet?’ phone call from Amazon in Los Angeles,” he wrote.

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Jeremy Clarkson Shares Epic Throwback Pic With James May And Richard Hammond


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Jeremy Clarkson has posted an epic throwback picture, showing just how much he and co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond have changed over the past few decades. The trio, who are still working on a name for their upcoming Amazon Prime show, sported some dodgy haircuts and made some questionable fashion choices back in the 80s, but fans can decide which one came out looking the worst.

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Jeremy Clarkson, James May And Richard Hammond Still Can't Find A Name For New Amazon Prime Show


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Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have released their first promo video for their new Amazon Prime show, which still doesn't have a name. In the video the trio are seen trying desperately to brainstorm a title, so they can stop calling it ‘Currently Unnamed TV Show’.

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond The former ‘Top Gear’ presenters are having trouble naming their new TV show.

Filmed ‘somewhere in London’ the promo shows the three presenters sitting together and offering up some ideas for what the show could be titled. "It's been months - we still have no name. Well how long can we keep calling it 'currently unnamed TV show’?" Clarkson says.

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Publicity Stunt Or Real Danger? Jeremy Clarkson Shares Picture Of Bloodied Face After Filming For New Series


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Jeremy Clarkson took to twitter on Friday (April 1st) to share a shocking image of his blackened and bloodied face, after filming a dangerous new stunt for his upcoming Amazon Prime series. But some fans questioned the authenticity of Clarkson’s pic and wondered if it was all just a publicity stunt.

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Chris Evans Describes Former 'Top Gear' Hosts As Zippy, Bungle And George


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New ‘Top Gear’ presenter Chris Evans has hit out at the show’s former hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, labelling them ‘Zippy, Bungle and George’. Evans did not say which of the former hosts was each ‘Rainbow’ character, but it seems the battle lines have been drawn between Evans' 'Top Gear' and the trio's new Amazon show.

Top GearChris Evans and his new 'Top Gear' team.

Writing in his Mail on Sunday column Evans said: “Today I will be mostly on my travels again, this time going to Venice with That Car Show,” (via The Daily Star). "Good title, don’t you think? For a car show.”

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Jeremy Clarkson Posts Picture Of Car "Accident" While Filming Amazon Show In Barbados


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Fans of Jeremy Clarkson’s reign on ‘Top Gear’ can be assured that the new Amazon Prime show will be as excessively silly as ever, after the presenter posted photographic evidence of a car wreck he was involved in during filming in Barbados.

The disgraced former BBC presenter, who was sacked after the legendary ‘fracas’ with a producer which occurred almost exactly a year ago on the last series of ‘Top Gear’, admitted that he wrote off one of the cars he was driving while shooting the new big-budget Amazon Prime series on the Caribbean island with trusty colleagues Richard Hammond and James May.

Jeremy Clarkson Is Back On The Beeb At Christmas


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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 ClarksonJeremy 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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James May Reckons The Revived 'Top Gear' Will Be A "Credible Rival" To Amazon Show


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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.

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Richard Hammond - The UK premiere of 'Sicario' at Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st September 2015

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Amanda Etheridge , Richard Hammond - Sicario - UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square, arrivals. at Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 21st September 2015

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Richard Hammond - Richard Hammond outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th September 2015

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Richard Hammond - Celebrities at party aftershow for GQ Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th September 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Allphones Arena in Sydney at Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia - Saturday 25th July 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May Close To Netflix Deal


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Richard Hammond and James May are to reject a £4 million from the BBC to return to Top Gear and will instead re-join Jeremy Clarkson for a new project at Netflix. A source claims the trio, along with executive producer Andy Wilman are "very close" to signing a big money deal with the streaming service.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson is close to agreeing a deal with Netflix for a new motoring show

The trio have actually been in talks with several outlets including ITV though Netflix is believed to be the preferred destination for a brand new show, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Jeremy Clarkson To Return To Screens For First Time Since 'Top Gear' Sacking, On Channel 4's 'TFI Friday' Special


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Jeremy Clarkson is set to make his return to television nearly three months after he was sacked, on Chris Evans’ Channel 4 special ‘TFI Friday’ on June 12th. However, contrary to rumours doing the rounds, Evans is not making a film for ‘Top Gear’.

On Sunday, the radio DJ sparked a frenzy of speculation that he was to take over the vacant presenting spot on BBC2, after he told Tim Lovejoy on C4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ that he was making a “secret ‘Top Gear’ film. However, the BBC confirmed on Monday (June 8th) that whatever Evans was up to, the ‘film’ hadn’t been commissioned by them.

Jeremy Clarkson Chris EvansJeremy Clarkson with Chris Evans back in May 2015

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Richard Hammond - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield at Sheffield Arena - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Friday 5th June 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast at Odyssey Arena - Belfast, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd May 2015

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Richard Hammond - Richard Hammond and Carl Fogarty attend a charity motorbike event Bike4life. The pair led out 4000 motorbikes in aid of Bike4life departing from Meole Brace and arriving at RAF Cosford museum, Telford. - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Sunday 26th April 2015

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James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson - The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was featured on last night's episode of BBC Top Gear, with Jeremy Clarkson describing the sport as "brilliant" and James May stating that it is "pound for pound the most exciting sport in the world." Broadcast to millions of people worldwide, the special rallycross feature followed Top Gear presenter James May as he took on a number of World RX stars at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar. More than 5.4 million people tuned in to watch the rallycross segment of Top Gear in the UK alone. Filmed at Lydden Hill race circuit - home to the British round of World RX - the show began with May introduced to his rallycross tutor: US based Top Gear presenter, Tanner Foust. The American, who is a regular World RX driver having won at Lydden Hill twice before, gave May key advice on how to handle the RX Supercar which he described as a "turbo-charged tornado with more torque than a Ferrari 458." Foust added: "These cars are quicker than a Formula One car off the line... it is four-wheel-drive and they are amazingly stable." In a bid to help May in his rallycross mission, co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond watched their colleague in action from Lydden Hill's race control tower. The pair stood in as May's less than helpful spotters as the three presenters communicated throughout the racing via intercom. At the end of the feature, the camera reverted to the studio as the three presenters introduced the audience to the same VW Marklund Polo that May had driven at Lydden Hill. "We have to say... rallycross is brilliant," declared Clarkson. Hammond agreed, and added: "It is - it's fabulous to watch because from the start line to the finish line, the drivers drive as fast as they can." Despite Foust's best efforts at teaching May how to drive the 600bhp World RX Supercar, the final race saw the Englishman lapped by his American tu at Lydden Hill race circuit - Kent, United Kingdom - Monday 9th March 2015

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James May and Richard Hammond - Top Gear Live UK Arena Tour 2015 held at the Echo Arena Liverpool at Echo Arena Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Friday 13th February 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond - Top Gear Live show opening night in Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Friday 13th February 2015

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Ed Sheeran Crashes The 'Top Gear' Car Ahead Of Guest Appearance


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He may have achieved total mastery of the pop world, but Ed Sheeran demonstrated this week that his skills on the road leave quite a lot to be desired. According to BBC's Newsbeat, the star crashed ‘Top Gear’’s ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ during filming of a regular segment of the popular show, whose new episode is due to be broadcast this weekend.

The singer, whose second album X was the biggest-seller of 2014 in the UK, does not hold a driving license and had apparently never driven a car before, so it’s hardly surprising that the red Vauxhall Astra left the track and entered the grass on a number of occasions.

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Ed Sheeran reportedly crashed the 'Top Gear' 'Reasonably Priced Car' this week

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'Top Gear' Producer Andy Wilman Hints Another Series May Not Happen


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The makers of the long-running BBC show ‘Top Gear’ are reportedly in “conversations” about whether to go ahead with making another series, according to its producer.

Andy Wilman, who hatched the plan to revive the show with controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson back in 2002, said to Broadcast magazine that the BBC “does not trust” the show after its “annus horribilis” of 2014. Scandal after scandal beset the programme, which has been in hot water in the past, during the last twelve months and things now seem to be coming to a head for Wilman.

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Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of 'Top Gear', has been under scrutiny throughout 2014

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Jeremy Clarkson Racism: So What Happens Now?


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The most pointless announcement in the history of the Internet was made yesterday when Ofcom said Jeremy Clarkson had purposely used a racist epithet to describe another human being. Everyone knows the Top Gear presenter says those things.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson: officially said racist stuff, according to Ofcom

“That is a proud moment ... but ... there is a slope on it.” Hammond said: “You are right ... [pointing] ... it is definitely higher on that side,” he exclaimed to his little partner in (racially offensive language) crime. But what exactly happens to the BBC stalwart now?

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Ofcom Condemns Clarkson And Top Gear Over Racial Slur


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The BBC has come under fire after it was ruled that Jeremy Clarkson “deliberately” used racist terminology during ‘Top Gear’’s Burma special.

Broadcast in March this year, the presenter along with his co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May were set a challenge to build a bridge over the River Kwai in order to reach Thailand.

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Clarkson and Top Gear are in hot water with media regulator Ofcom

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Richard Hammond - The world premiere of 'The Edge Of Tomorrow' at The IMAX London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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Richard Hammond and Amanda Etheridge - World premiere of 'Edge Of Tomorrow' held at the BFI IMAX - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 28th May 2014

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Jeremy Clarkson's Chequered History With Not Saying Racist Things


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One Google search for “Jeremy Clarkson racist” will throw up 917,000 results. And there’s a reason for that. The controversial BBC presenter has had more than his fair share of chances when it comes to blurting out bigoted comments, the latest being the whole “eeny, meeny, miny, moe catch a n-word by his toe” debacle.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson is getting a nice new contract, presumerably with a 'say what you want' clause

But it’s okay; he didn’t mean to say the n-word. He tried not to say it, but he just couldn’t stop it sounding like he maybe didn’t not say it. Sort of. The BBC doesn’t care either, reportedly handing him a new contract worth loads of money that’ll keep him hosting Top Gear with his mates, who also like to say incredibly racist things and get away with it, too.

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Richard Hammond - Celebrities at MediaCityUK - Manchester, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th December 2013

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Richard Hammond - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 29th November 2013

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Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond - EXCLUSIVE Top Gear presenters, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond filming the latest episode in South of France. - Saint Raphael, France - Monday 5th August 2013

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Richard Hammond and Guest - St. James's Concours of Elegance 2013 at The Royal Gardens - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th September 2013

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Jeremy Clarkson Set For Huge Windfall In Top Gear Deal


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Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a new deal, ensuring Top Gear’s future for the next three years. The deal is likely to involve a huge windfall for Clarkson in particular, with BBC Worldwide now taking full control of his lucrative company ‘Bedder 6’

Clarkson has become the highest paid BBC star, earning over £3 million in the year to March 2012 – reports The Guardian – and his company Bedder 6 made £15.2 million in pre-tax profits in the year to March 2011. The firm generated income from Top Gear live shows, DVDs and international promotion of the brand. The business is worth anywhere between £50 million and £100 million, though the details of the BBC’s takeover are unknown. Under the new Top Gear deal, May and Hammond will get a share of the show’s commercial revenue in return for promoting the show around the world – essentially, making them even richer. In July of this year, it emerged that Clarkson’s income from Top Gear rose from £900,000 to nearly £3 million in the year.

Of the new deal, a BBC Worldwide spokesman said, “BBC Worldwide has agreed new commercial deals with Jeremy, James, Richard and Andy to secure Top Gear's international future for another three years.”


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