Top Gear Presenters To Return To BBC On Boats!
Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are set to return to the BBC but without the cars! The only solution - take the trio off the roads and put them on the water.
The controversial decision to sack Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear following a ‘fracas’ with a colleague sparked widespread uproar and a petition gathering over 1 million signatures to bring the petrolheaded presenter back to the world’s most popular programme.
In response to this public outcry, a BBC spokesman announced plans this morning to bring the trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond back to our screens, under the condition that the programme is renamed Top Knot and themed entirely around boats.
The decision to take Clarkson off the roads and put him on the water follows the announcement that the outburst resulting in Clarkson’s dismissal was caused by his acute intermittent explosive disorder, otherwise known as road rage.
Clarkson’s doctor (a keen sailor) suggested the only way to cure this disorder whilst satisfying his need for speed is to spend more time on boats. Spending time on the water has been proven to reduce stress levels, therefore Top Knot is believed to be the only solution to keeping Clarkson on television and retain viewing figures.
Although few details have been announced about the plans for the first series of Top Knot, the Stig is heavily rumoured to stay onboard after a Top Knot branded power boat driven by a character wearing the Stig’s trademark white helmet was spotted speeding around Cowes Harbour earlier this week.
The BBC’s decision was also influenced by the success of the episode in series 20 of Top Gear when Jeremy Clarkson and James May travelled to New Zealand to race Oracle Team USA's America's Cup-winning AC45 sailing boat against a Toyota Corolla from the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to the northern tip of the North Island. James May joined Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew onboard the same AC45 that famously went on to win the 34th America's Cup. Since that episode, Ben Ainslie has stated publicly that James May was the talisman that helped his team to pull off one of the best comebacks in sports history. Top Knot will therefore be heavily involved in Ainslie’s bid to win the America’s Cup with his British Team BAR in 2017.
Filming for Top Knot will begin on the 31st of June on the Norfolk Broards.
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