Richard Hammond and James May Decline £4 Million from BBC

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According to The Mirror Richard Hammond and James May have turned down a £4 million deal with the BBC to return to “Top Gear.” Instead, the pair will be reuniting with their friend and former co-host, Jeremy Clarkson, for a new show.

The trio are looking to partner with Netflix for a new series. The three of them, and executive producer Andy Wilman, are close to signing a big deal with Netflix for a show.

Also, to a response of the large deal, BBC would have given Hammond and May the Mirror’s source said,

“Flattering though it is to be offered huge sums there’ll be no going back. It wouldn’t feel right and their heart wouldn’t be in it. They’ve always said they come as a team and that hasn’t changed. They are all very excited at the prospect of having total editorial control over their new show, to make it and get it distributed. It would be groundbreaking and also incredibly lucrative. They would stand to earn much, much more than they would with the BBC.”

The source goes onto say,

“Clarkson had his faults but his ­importance to the show cannot be understated. He wrote it, came up with ideas and was its heart. It will need about three or four good operators to replace him. The amount of work required to get Top Gear back on the road again is just sinking in amongst executives. It is a huge task.”

In addition, the sources says,

“Richard and James could make it work as a duo – but the idea of different guest presenters every week is seen as a non-starter. They’ve been sounded out to return – but if, as expected Richard and James turn the offer down, then Top Gear will have to be re-invented – undergoing a total re-boot and re-branding.”

Hopefully, fans will be able to see the trio again driving expensive cars and hear their witty banter on Netflix.

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