The bromance threesome continues.
Now that Chris Evans has been named as the new host of Top Gear, it’s time to focus attention, again, back to the former TG hosts. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, according to a new report from The Sunday Times, will soon be making a major announcement about their new show "within weeks." Clarkson has confirmed the news and if all goes according to plan, this new show will begin before the revamped Chris Evans-hosted Top Gear premieres next March.
What’s more, this same report reveals that James May will be hosting his own new show on BBC2, called "Building Cars Live". Together with Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show will be two 90-minute episodes filmed live from the Mini factory in Oxford, tracking "in real time the transformation from raw materials to finished vehicle." This will air before the new Top Gear as well. Lastly, Jezza is now claiming that just before Evans was offered the hosting gig, a BBC exec asked him to return to Top Gear. He turned down the offer, saying he could never return to the BBC after someone there compared him to Jimmy Savile and remaining spillover from the Oisin Tymon "fracasgate". Jezza believes his return would have "neutered" the show.