09 Jul '15, 2am

Top Gear trio banned from British TV until 2017

We all knew this was never going to end well, and right on cue, the BBC has announced that it will enforce a contractual binding to prevent the former presenters of Top Gear from working for ITV till 2017. Therefore, the possibility of them signing with an internet-based network, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime seems to be even more likely now. Just to put things into perspective, after 22 seasons, the last episode of Top Gear that aired on BBC2 was viewed by nearly six million people, so the BBC knows that it needs to keep Clarkson, Hammond and May at bay. The last show appeared a few months after Clarkson’s sacking by the BBC after 13 years, due to a ‘fracas’ with a producer in March . Hammond and May soon departed in a mark of solidarity too. The trio are currently about to embark on a string of live Australian shows under the ‘Clarkson, Hammond and May Live ‘ banner . ...

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