Amazon Says the BBC Made a Huge Mistake Firing Clarkson
TV show Top Gear sees its ratings crash without hot Jeremy Clarkson.
Updated September 10, 2017
What do you do when you get fired? Move on to something bigger and better, of course. At least, that’s what TV star Jeremy Clarkson did when he got canned by the BBC.
After many successful episodes as the host of the BBC’s Top Gear, Clarkson got axed due to a brawl with a producer. Soon after, he was scooped up by Amazon to star in their series, The Grand Tour. The show will also feature the prior co-hosts of Top Gear, who bailed when Clarkson left.
Amazon TV Chief, Conrad Riggs, feels the BBC made a huge mistake dismissing Clarkson. “I thought it was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen a network do. It was a great opportunity for us, he’s a global star,” Riggs stated.
As for Top Gear, it carries on – with a new cast no one seems to like. The key to the original series was the chemistry between the hosts. The revamped series, hosted by Chris Evans, is as boring as watching golf on TV. Not surprisingly, the ratings have plummeted.
A new season of the Grand Tour is set to debut when Clarkson’s health improves, according to CarBuzz. Until then, stick to another car show such as Fast N’ Loud or Overhaulin’. Forgo the warmed over Top Gear.