The former ‘Top Gear’ host isn't afraid to take a swipe at the BBC.
Jeremy Clarkson might have found a new home on Amazon’s streaming service, but that doesn't mean he’s left his past with the BBC completely behind him. In the new advert for the Amazon Fire TV stick, the former ‘Top Gear’ host is shown making fun of his BBC sacking and of course, he’s isn't particularly subtle.
Jeremy Clarkson stars in the new Amazon advert.
The advert shows Clarkson riding in on a segway as he promotes the new Fire TV Stick. "Back in the spring, as you probably remember, I suddenly became unbusy. And that was OK because I had one of these, an Amazon Fire TV stick,” Clarkson says.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Makes Light Of BBC Exit In New Amazon Advert
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
It's the first time that the disgraced former 'Top Gear' presenter has appeared on the BBC since he was let go back in March.
Jeremy Clarkson has made his first appearance on the BBC since he was sacked from ‘Top Gear’ nearly seven months ago, hosting the satirical panel show ‘Have I Got News From You’ – and, as you might have expected, he was roundly mocked by regulars Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.
The episode was filmed on Thursday and is due to air tonight (Friday October 2nd), and resembles the one-sided panning administered to ‘HIGNFY’s former permanent presenter Angus Deayton way back in 2002. It’s the first time that Clarkson has made any appearance on the Beeb’s television stations since the infamous “fracas” with one of ‘Top Gear’s producers back in March.
Jeremy Clarkson returned to the BBC to present 'Have I Got News For You'
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Takes A Hammering On 'Have I Got News For You'
'TFI Friday' is returning for 10 more episodes later this year, but after that, Evans will have to concentrate on 'Top Gear'.
‘TFI Friday’ may be returning to Channel 4 later this year after its successful comeback, but its presenter Chris Evans has revealed that after the planned crop of shows he is “not allowed” to present any further series because of his ‘Top Gear’ duties.
The off-the-wall ‘90s favourite returned for a one-off special to celebrate its twentieth anniversary in June this year and was well-received (except for Lewis Hamilton killing the momentum stone dead at the end), but Evans has conceded that his BBC duties must take priority after the planned 10-episode series of ‘TFI Friday’ finishes.
Chris Evans will not present any more 'TFI Friday' episodes after this year
‘Top Gear’ is one of the BBC’s biggest international money makers, but will Chris Evans turn off viewers?
As the BBC prepares to relaunch ‘Top Gear’ bosses are said to be panicking that their new host Chris Evans isn’t internationally famous enough to keep the show’s global audience. ‘Top Gear’ has always been one of the Beeb’s biggest international money makers, but there is concern that Evans’ lack of notoriety might turn off international viewers.
Chris Evans will be fronting the relaunched ‘Top Gear’ next year.
The final series of ‘Top Gear’ fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May brought in a massive 350million viewers in 214 territories. The show also collected £50million in commercial revenue for the BBC in that 12 months alone.
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
The model was hotly tipped to join the revamped show’s new line-up.
Former model Jodie Kidd has revealed she’s turned down a presenting job on the new series of ‘Top Gear’ saying that she feared the gig would ‘take over her soul’. Kidd had been the favourite to join Chris Evans and become the show’s first female presenter but now it seems Zoe Ball could be joining the line-up instead.
Model Jodie Kidd will not be ‘Top Gear’s’ new presenter.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Kidd confirmed a woman would definitely be joining the new ‘Top Gear’ but added that it will not be her. “Am I doing it? I am not," she told the newspaper. “I feel greatly honoured that people think I could possibly be good enough to fill those shoes, especially as a woman.”
Continue reading: Jodie Kidd Says No To 'Top Gear' Gig, But Will Zoe Ball Say Yes?
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.
Wilman left along with Richard Hammond and James May after Jeremy Clarkson's sacking from the BBC earlier in 2015, but believes Chris Evans is the best choice to continue with the popular British show.
He may be following Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May out of the BBC to help with the trio’s new Amazon Prime show, but executive producer Andy Wilman has given his backing to ‘Top Gear’s new presenter Chris Evans.
While speaking to Broadcast magazine about the new show, Wilman was asked for his thoughts on what was going on back at the BBC with what remains of ‘Top Gear’. He said that he was satisfied with Evans’ appointment in June this year, as it demonstrated that the Beeb are serious about breathing new life into it, after he and Clarkson brought it back to the network in 2002.
Chris Evans is the new 'Top Gear' presenter on the BBC
The ex-'Top Gear' trio have a new home on Amazon Prime, and the as-yet-untitled show will be launching in 2016.
Former ‘Top Gear’ hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have finally decided where they’ll be making their new motoring show. The ex-BBC trio have signed up with Amazon’s streaming video service ‘Amazon Prime’, with the first commissioned series due in 2016.
Speculation has been rife as to where their new home would be, following their departure from the BBC Two show earlier in 2015 after Clarkson’s now-infamous ‘fracas’ in March when he assaulted one of the show’s producers. Netflix, Sky and ITV had all been touted as strong possibilities in the last few months, but the US giant appears to beaten all of them to their signatures.
Continue reading: Clarkson, Hammond And May To Launch New Motoring Show On Amazon Prime
It cannot be denied that infamous motoring show Top Gear was a much-talked about programme when it was on the air headed by Jeremy Clarkson with James May and Richard Hammond in the two side kick seats. But since the trio have left the helm of the BBC programme, the factual car show has been in the news just as much as it ever was before.
The former winner of Formula 1 may have a new role as Top Gear co-presenter
As rumours swirled about who would head up a new series, chatter has not abated about who will be in the side kick seats now Chris Evans has been revealed as its new head.
Continue reading: Jenson Button Is The Latest Name In The Top Gear Presenting Frame
The regulator has cleared the BBC over any wrongdoing over the episode which aired in February of last year.
Ofcom has cleared BBC motoring series ‘Top Gear’ of breaching broadcasting codes after they received complains following an episode in which presenter Jeremy Clarkson held up a sign saying ‘Pikey’s Peak’. The complaint was made by The Traveller Movement who claimed the word ‘pikey’ was an ‘offensive and derogatory term for Gypsies and Travellers’.
Former host of 'Top Gear' Jeremy Clarkson
However the regulator found that the reference was more likely to be interpreted by viewers as a comment about Richard Hammond and his Vauxhall Nova car rather than insulting the Gypsie or Traveller community.
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Cleared By Ofcom Over 'Pikey's Peak' Sign
Could Clarkson be about to front a new motoring show across the pond?
Jeremy Clarkson’s lawyers might just have found away to get around the BBC’s attempts to stop the presenter from brining a new 'Top Gear'-style show to ITV. A clause in Clarkson’s contract reportedly prevents him and his ‘Top Gear’ co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond from working for a rival terrestrial British broadcaster for at least the next two years, but lawyers might just have discovered a loophole that could see them back on our screens.
Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC contract reportedly stops him from making a series to rival ‘Top Gear’.
According The Sunday Mirror Clarkson is busy trying to get around the contractual ban by making a new show in America and then selling the programme to other broadcasters worldwide including ITV in the UK.
It’s the end of an era for ‘Top Gear’ fans.
The final episode of motoring series ‘Top Gear’ to feature Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as hosts pulled in 5.3 million viewers for the BBC on Sunday evening. The special episode ran in an extended time slot from 8pm to 9.15pm and easily beat any competition, taking a 23% share of all TV viewers.
Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond and James May’s final ‘Top Gear’ episode has aired.
The episode was a cobbling together of footage which was filmed for the final two parts of the show's current series, prior to Clarkson’s firing following a ‘fracas’ with a producer. At it’s peak 5.8 million were tuning in to say goodbye to the trio who have fronted the show together since 2003.
Jeremy Clarkson made a controversial joke in South Africa.
Jeremy Clarkson and James May were caught on camera making jokes about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorious during a Top Gear live show in Johannesburg. Clarkson was recently sacked by the BBC and replaced with Chris Evans.
Jeremy Clarkson made a joke about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa
During the show, Clarkson pretended to accidentally shoot a member of the audience with a paintball gun, before saying, "I thought he was burglar."
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Makes Reeva Steenkamp Joke In South Africa
Clarkson said he was asked to come back to the motoring show, but BBC boss Tony Hall seems to disagree.
BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall has denied the corporation ever asked Jeremy Clarkson to return as the host of ‘Top Gear’, after the presenter claimed he was offered the gig but turned it down. Clarkson had said he had met with a BBC executive last week, who'd asked him to rejoin the show, but that he'd declined saying 'too much had gone on'.
Jeremy Clarkson says he was asked to return as ‘Top Gear’ host.
Appearing on BBC One’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ on Sunday, Lord Hall denied Clarkson’s claims saying, "I have no idea what all that's about…I made it absolutely clear when I said we were going to part company that that was it.”
Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson - Richard Hammond talking to Jeremy Clarkson in an LFA Friday 16th November 2012 Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond driving an Aston Martin Vanquish, an SRT Viper, and a Lexus LFA in Baker, California, USA.
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