Good news for petrolheads around the globe! Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed up for a new show on Amazon’s video streaming service.
Set to air next year, the trio will front a new motoring programme for Amazon Prime, with three 12-episode series have been confirmed so far. Also on board is Top Gear’s former executive Andy Wilman. The Stig, however, will remain with BBC.
Clarkson, whose contract was not renewed following a fracas with a Top Gear producer, said on Twitter: “I’m very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with Amazon Video.”
“I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship,” Clarkson added. He also changed his Twitter bio to “I am a presenter on an Amazon motoring show.”
Hammond a.k.a The Hamster joked: “Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”
“We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?,” May chipped in.
As for the new show, it will likely follow the format of Top Gear, with a mix of studio-based interactions and international outings. It is expected to air once a week, although some Amazon series are made available all in one go.