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amazon wins the race to sign up top gear trio

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Earlier this year, the BBC terminated Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear contract following an incident with a producer.

Since then, there have been several rumours as to which broadcaster would sign up the Top Gear trio, as Richard Hammond and James May stood by Clarkson and left Top Gear too.

Today it has been revealed that Amazon won the race to sign Clarkson, Hammond and May, for a new car show which will be made available in 2016 exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will reunite to make a new car show available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, and will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman.

Speaking about working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson has said:

“I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”

Richard Hammond added:

“Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”

And James May added:

“We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”

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The award-winning team have committed to three seasons as part of this landmark global TV deal. The first season will go into production soon and is scheduled to premiere for Prime members in 2016.

Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU, Jay Marine said:

“Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen. Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can’t wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.

“This is a golden age of television, a great time for TV makers and storytellers. Our approach is to give programme makers creative freedom to be innovative and make the shows they want to make. This is just the start, you should expect to see more world-leading talent and the biggest shows on Prime Video.”

Customers can sign up to receive the latest news on this new show by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/GuessWhosBack.


The as yet untitled Clarkson, Hammond and May show will air in 2016 on Amazon Prime