Amazon signs Top Gear team for new car show

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LONDON (CNNMoney) — “The boys” are going to Amazon.

The former hosts of global TV hit “Top Gear” — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May — have signed up to present a new car show on Amazon.

Clarkson was sacked by the BBC in March after a “physical altercation” that left a colleague seeking treatment in a hospital emergency room.

The show will be produced by the trio’s former producer Andy Wilman, who quit the long running series after the BBC decided to get rid of Clarkson.

Amazon said the first show will go into production shortly and will air on Amazon Prime in 2016.

The program was one the BBC’s most valuable global brands. British media estimate that it made £150 million ($225.8 million) in revenue for the broadcaster’s commercial arm in 2014.

BBC is keeping the Top Gear brand. It is planning a new series to be presented by British TV and radio personality Chris Evans.

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2 comments

  • Larry W.

    So Amazon stops selling Confederate flags because of a dubious connection to modern racism, but hires and presents a very vocally active racial bigot. Hmmm….I smell a double-standard and predict it will backfire on them. (Yes, that was a car reference.)

    • TheFoundingFathers

      You are a complete fool.
      Just remember that the BBC is losing over $250 million in revenue and 400 million people love the trio and you are just one idiot that doesn’t speak for all.
      P.S. If you need a flag just visit the Confederate superstore .com

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