Today The Car Spotter will be talking about the recent news that James May has ruled out returning to continue Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson.
You can read The Car Spotter’s blog post about Jeremy Clarkson being suspended here.
I am sure you are all probably aware of Jeremy Clarkson recently being suspended by the BBC for punching a BBC director with the decision being made later to not renew his contract. Well just yesterday James May decided to support his co-host by not continuing with Top Gear without him.
I fully understand his reasoning for James My doing this, but fail to understand people who actively support Clarkson and slander the BBC for what was undeniably a dismissible act of violence. As much as I have enjoyed the Top Gear show over the years, this sort of incident cannot be ignored and I think BBC made the correct decision in letting Jeremy Clarkson go.
James May has said, “Me and Hammond with a surrogate Jeremy is a non-starter, it just wouldn’t work. That would be lame, or ‘awks’ as young people say,”.
“It has to be the three of us. You can’t just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on. It would be forced. I don’t believe they would be stupid enough to try that.
“It doesn’t mean I won’t go back, we may all go back in the future. It might just be we have a break from it. I don’t know.”
Time will tell if Top Gear continues in its current form with different presenters alongside Richard Hammond or if the show will be overhauled with completely new presenters.
Reports yesterday said Hammond, May and Clarkson were having a 3 hour meeting yesterday in West London regarding potential career moves and future ideas. Who knows what could be in store for the three of them?
What are your thoughts on the situation? Do you think Jeremy Clarkson should have been sacked?
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