In a surprising turn of events, it has surfaced that former TopGear hosts Richard Hammond and James May could return to the show. According to BBC2 boss Kim Shillinglaw, Hammond and May are in active talks with the company. “Conversations are on-going with James and Richard about a whole variety of projects at the BBC,” she told Radio 4‘s Media Show. “While those conversations are on-going, they have to remain private.”
She further commented, “This is a really creatively exciting moment, it’s a really good time to look at the show and all aspects of it. I think what viewers of Top Gear really care about and what I care about is getting a really exciting show. That is a process that will take a little bit of time because my God we really care about this show, I really care about this show. Rest assured any viewers of Top Gear out there, we care about our baby, we care about your baby, we will be determined to bring it back in a really exciting way.”
A week ago Shillinglaw said Jeremy Clarkson would eventually return to the television at some point. “Jeremy will be back on the BBC. It’s serious and unfortunate what happened but there is no ban on Jeremy being on the BBC.”
In a related news, James May has just ordered the last Ferrari 458 Speciale to be ever built. Being jobless we wonder how would he be paying for the limited edition Italian supercar.