'The Grand Tour' presenter Richard Hammond is recovering from his second major motor collision.
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.
Richard Hammond in motorcycle crash during 'The Grand Tour' filming
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.
For once it’s not Jeremy Clarkson causing controversy.
‘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 Hammond’s bizarre ice cream comment has angered ‘The Grand Tour’ viewers
Clarkson and the ‘Grand Tour’ team had been trying to board a flight out of Germany.
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 are also offering Prime subscriptions at a reduced rate until 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.
'The Grand Tour' released its first trailer ahead of the series starting on Amazon Prime on November 18th.
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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Ahead of the debut of 'The Grand Tour' next month, the trio appeared on Corden's 'The Late Late Show' to participate in a 'Carpool Karaoke'-style competition segment.
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.
The first episode of 'The Grand Tour' will be available on Amazon Prime from November 18th.
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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Filming for the new Amazon show was scheduled to begin in South Africa on Friday (July 15).
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 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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A prize draw is currently the only way to get tickets for filming of the UK episode of 'The Grand Tour', arriving on Amazon Prime this autumn.
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.
Clarkson, Hammond and May's new show 'The Grand Tour' is coming to the UK
The video of Clarkson assembling a DHL box has received better reviews from fans than the new series of ‘Top Gear’.
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’.
https://t.co/WsWmjesJn4 via YouTube To celebrate our new sponsorship deal, I've done a thing.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 6, 2016
Clarkson's new show with Richard Hammond and James May will be called '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.
Clarkson, May and Hammond still haven't found a title for their upcoming motoring show.
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 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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The 80s were not kind to the three presenters.
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.
Two of us come out of this badly. But the other.... Holy Shit pic.twitter.com/LXe0hTcOAv— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) April 18, 2016
The trio are struggling to name their new show in their first promo video.
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’.
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.
Clarkson described it as ‘the most dangerous stunt I've ever attempted’, but some fans don’t believe him.
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.
I survived the day. Just. pic.twitter.com/I9IB9OGwv1— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) April 1, 2016
A trailer has emerged for the last 'Top Gear' footage to feature the sacked Jeremy Clarkson.
The BBC has released the trailer for the last ever ‘Top Gear’ episode to feature Jeremy Clarkson, and it looks set to finally close out the era in fine style.
The 33-second clip was released on Tuesday evening (June 9th), and features the now-sacked presenter and his two co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May dressed in dinner jackets and standing in a desert. They receive a challenge to race cheap cars while towing caravans to a finish line in order to avoid a forfeit.
One last time: BBC releases last ever 'Top Gear' trailer for a Clarkson-starring episode
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The BBC are said to have offered the pair a mega money deal to stay as ‘Top Gear’ presenters.
Richard Hammond and James May could soon become the highest paid stars at the BBC, if they accept a deal worth £4.6million each to stay on as hosts of 'Top Gear' for two more series. According to the Daily Mail, the corporation is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep the duo and prevent them from being snapped up by rivals ITV or Netflix.
The trio during 'Clarkson Hammond and May Live'.
But the corporation isn’t intending to replace Jeremy Clarkson anytime soon. The BBC is said to be considering modeling the new series of the show on ‘Have I Got News For You’ or ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’, which saw a guest host every episode rather than a permanent presenter.
The duo are reported to have received seven figure per-annum offers to stay on and present 'Top Gear' with a weekly "guest presenter".
In contrast to many reports that have been doing the rounds over the past few weeks, ‘Top Gear’ presenters James May and Richard Hammond might not be leaving the BBC after all. In fact, it was reported today that the duo may stay with corporation to front a re-vamped version of the show alongside a weekly “guest presenter”.
The pair had been widely believed to have effectively followed Jeremy Clarkson out of the door, following his sacking in March. However, the Independent’s Matthew Norman reported on Monday (June 1st) that May and Hammond had been offered £1 million-per-year deals by the BBC to stay in their posts.
Richard Hammond and James May are reported to have received a huge offer to stay at the BBC
Clarkson also used Twitter to reassure a fan that television screens hadn't seen the last of him yet.
Jeremy Clarkson took to Twitter to agree with another user that he is “fed up” of the deluge of media speculation around his future, ever since he was sacked from BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ after his notorious “fracas” with producer Oisin Tymon.
Twitter user Sienna Sapphire seemingly wondered out loud: “Anyone else sick of hearing about Jeremy Clarkson? Nothing particularly against him, but why is his every move / word still in the news?” She was probably a bit surprised to find that, this morning, Clarkson had replied “I do like me but even I'm fed up with it.”
Jeremy Clarkson being interviewed by Chris Evans for BBC R2
The trio are in talks with the streaming service, with one source claiming the new show might be called 'House of Cars' - nice.
Jeremy Clarkson could be returning to screens alongside his former ‘Top Gear’ pals Richard Hammond and James May. The trio are reported to be in talks with Netflix to launch a new car-based show in the wake of Clarkson’s exile from the BBC.
According to the Daily Mirror, one name being considered for the revamped show is ‘House of Cars’, an explicit and cheeky reference to the success of Kevin Spacey’s original political drama ‘House of Cards’ which found a home on the streaming service. An insider told the British paper “If it goes ahead, they're planning to call it ‘House of Cars’, which is just genius.”
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson (l-r) are reportedly in talks with Netflix
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The upcoming shows have been renamed 'Clarkson, Hammond and May Live' since the host’s sacking.
Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly agreed to keep quiet over his recent sacking by the BBC so that the planned ‘Top Gear Live Shows’ can go ahead. Clarkson was axed as host of the long running motoring series last month after a ‘fracas’ involving one of the show’s producers.
'Top Gear' fans will be able to see Clarkson, Hammond and May reunited at the upcoming live shows.
Clarkson is said to have reached an agreement with the BBC so the now renamed live show can go ahead as planned in May. The series of live shows, which are co-owned by BBC Worldwide will start in Belfast on 22 May and not feature any ‘Top Gear’ branding or The Stig.
The BBC's director-general, Tony Hall has reportedly received death threats since Clarkson was dropped as host of the BBC show.
The fallout from Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit is showing no signs of ending anytime soon, as some fans of the show just can’t get over the fact the long running host has been ousted. According to CNN, BBC director-general Tony Hall has even received death threats in the days following his announcement of Clarkson’s departure from the series.
Former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
"Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill," the Metropolitan Police confirmed to CNN in a statement. The threat is said to have been reported on Wednesday, with police adding that it was made by email. ”The content of the message suggests (it was sent) from outside the UK,” the Met. statement continued.
North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
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Clarkson was suspended from ‘Top Gear’ earlier this month, after a "fracas" involving one of the show’s producers.
Suspended ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has said he believes “protest never works”, despite a petition calling for him to be reinstated by the BBC reaching one million signatures. Clarkson made the comments in his weekly column for British newspaper The Sun, just days after launching into a foul mouthed rant against the BBC.
Suspended 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson
"The simple truth of the matter is this: Protest never works. Because we are all plankton. And the world is run by whales,” Clarkson wrote. “Oh, you can be a big and important plankton but that doesn't make a jot of difference if a whale has decided to eat you up.”
Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on March 10th after a “fracas” involving one of the show’s producers.
James May and Richard Hammond are said to be refusing to film another episode of ‘Top Gear’ without their currently suspended co-host Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC since March 10th and the presenter’s fate is currently being decided pending the result of an internal investigation.
Clarkson is currently suspended from 'Top Gear' and the BBC
According to The Mirror the two presenters have turned down filming any more episodes of the motoring series which would feature mainly recorded segments with some of footage of Hammond and May in the studio.
Sheeran is the first guest of the new series of 'Top Gear', and apparently ran the car off the track on a number of occasions.
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.
Ed Sheeran reportedly crashed the 'Top Gear' 'Reasonably Priced Car' this week
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After a scandal-hit 2014, producer Andy Wilman admits that he's debating whether to make another series.
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.
Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of 'Top Gear', has been under scrutiny throughout 2014
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The BBC and Clarkson were criticised by Ofcom - but will anyone face consequences?
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 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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Despite angry calls for Clarkson to get the sack, he's getting a new contract
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 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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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.”