It may seem hard to believe now, but the news that the presenter had left a TV ...
It may seem hard to believe now, but the news that the presenter had left a TV show sparked a huge media frenzy the couple of years ago.
Of course, this wasn’t any ordinary TV show: and this was Top Gear, the most watched show…in the world. As we know, Clarkson’s punch up with the producer spelled the end of his career at the BBC.
At the time, the future of a show and Clarkson’s career path was uncertain – you probably wouldn’t have believed a show would be resurrected the few months later with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc at the helm.
Before Jeremy Clarkson, Hammond and May were offered the substantial amount of money by Amazon to launch rival car show The Grand Tour, the video shows some of the craziest job offers the three of them received during their downtime. And while touring their live show in Norway, Jeremy Clarkson explained to the press how he could have been the new face of Russian vehicle television.
Russian military television want me to host the car show, he told them at the time, before dismissing the idea for being mildly terrifying.
Perhaps that is where he got his inspiration for the recent episode of The Grand Tour where he blew up Richard Hammond’s bug out armored car.
May, meanwhile, jokingly claimed he didn’t have any job offers other than menial jobs as the waiter in a local pub and cleaning vehicles.
Of course, we all know the three of them bounced back, turned The Grand Tour into the roaring success it is today. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to seeing if the new series of Top Gear can learn from the last year’s mistakes when it returns early this year.
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