Only yesterday it surfaced that BBC has sacked Jeremy Clarkson, the presenter of the world’s most watched television show-TopGear. Now, according to a report on DailyMail, the co-hosts of TopGear, James May and Richard Hammond, are also about to leave the show.
Shortly after BBC made the big announcement of Jeremy’s suspension, James May said the trio “came as a package”. Also, Richard Hammond tweeted that the current situation is “the end of an era”. Hinting that the show had reached its end of the road James May said: ‘We always knew it wasn’t going to last forever’. According to the DailyMail report, sources close to the matter are saying both of them will refuse to renew their contracts with the BBC which will come to an end next month. It is believed that TopGear executive producer Andy Wilman is not willing to continue doing the show without main host Jeremy Clarkson.
TopGear producer Andy Wilman also held a secret meeting in London which was atteneded by Jeremy and May.
BBC’s creative director Alan Yentob expressed last night his desire for the show to continue with James May and Richard Hammond. All three of them were previously offered a new three-year deal before the “fracas scandal”, but the renewal was halted pending an investigation by the BBC.