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Another day, another Top Gear update. As we reported on Sunday, Richard Hammond and James May were offered contracts by the BBC to remain with Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson, however, would be replaced by a new host, likely a guest host every week. That was the formula being floated, but Hammond and May have now reportedly turned down the BBC’s offer of 4 million UK pounds for a two-year deal. Instead, all three are supposedly quite close to signing a deal with Netflix because "they come as a team and that hasn’t changed."
Another source said "They are all very excited at the prospect of having total editorial control over their new show, to make it and get it distributed." We’ll know the final outcome fairly soon, but in the meantime the BBC has just released this trailer of an upcoming Top Gear special featuring the now former hosts.