The boys are back in town
The announcement ends months of speculation about the trio's future after they left the BBC amid much controversy following the incident at a hotel in North Yorkshire in March.
Mr Wilman said today how the former Top Gear team were delighted to be ‘left alone’ to take the best of their old show after receiving the ‘strongest and most intelligent offer’ from Amazon.
He told Broadcast magazine: ‘Everyone we have talked to has said to us: “They leave you alone to make your show”. That’s a big one for us - we don’t like interference, we don’t need to be policed…
‘You can’t reinvent the sideways, Last of the Summer Wine-type relationship they have because that is outside of television, that is theirs. But there will be a new look, new elements, new home.’
He added that he was starting to put together a crew for the show and wants a ‘s*** hot’ production manager, joking that the team used to ‘run f***ing riot with money” while at the BBC.
In a press release, May joked: ‘We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?’ And Hammond added: ‘Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.’
I always thought those three lunatics had the best jobs in the world- God love the crazy bastards for it. And now, they get to do what they were born to do, yet again, but this time without a lot of stupid interference from the BB-bloody-C.
The Brits pay something like $225 a year for the rather dubious privilege of letting the Bull$%&^ Broadcasting Corporation stream a lot of cultural Marxist propaganda into their living rooms. About the only TV show on British television that was actually worth watching was, of course, Top Gear. And that was always because that show was an epic two-fingered salute to the politically correct busybodies at the Beeb who would like nothing better than to tell the rest of the country how to live and how to think.
Compared to that, a $120 annual subscription to watch THE GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW OF ALL TIME is a no-brainer. It's brilliant value-for-money. So I'm rather more inclined to tell the Brits to quit sobbing into their breast milk and plonk down some cash for the show that they claim to love so much.