Jeremy Clarkson will leave Top Gear in typically chaotic style after a preview of his swansong was unveiled.
The extended episode features the trio of Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond and is made up of footage filmed before Clarkson was sacked following his now infamous ‘fracas’ with producer Oisin Tymon.
— BBC Two (@BBCTwo) June 8, 2015
The first adventure sees Clarkson, Hammond and May living the lifestyle of traditional classic car buffs with a Fiat 124 Spyder, Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and MGB GT, while in the other, the three men try to become ‘lifestyle leisure enthusiasts’ with some old 4x4s that they bought with just £250.
— Top Gear (@BBC_TopGear) June 8, 2015
Clarkson picks a Vauxhall Frontera, The Hamster’s choice is a Jeep Cherokee and May decides on a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin, which they then put through a series of gruelling challenges.
Chris Evans sparked an online frenzy at the weekend when he revealed he was making a ‘secret Top Gear film’, but sources close to the show said he and Clarkson were filming for the one-off anniversary episode of Chris’s programme TFI Friday, which will be shown on Channel 4 on Friday (June 12).
That appearance will be the first time fans have seen Clarkson on TV since he was dropped from Top Gear.
Chris’s announcement was mocked by the Top Gear stars.
Next week, I’m doing a pilot Radio 2 breakfast show with an independent production company. We’ll see how it goes.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 7, 2015
Next week I’m doing a pilot of The Two Show on Fridays with an independent production company. We’ll see how it goes
— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) June 7, 2015
I’m working on a new TV idea, with an independent production company, called TFI Thursday. We’ll see how it goes.
— James May (@MrJamesMay) June 7, 2015