The future of Top Gear has been cast into doubt after the BBC parted ways with the show’s long time host Jeremy Clarkson today (Wednesday 25 March) following the conclusion of an investigation into his assault of one of the show’s producers.
The BBC addressed speculation Clarkson was to be sacked by confirming it will not be renewing Clarkson’s contract which expires in March.
In response to the news, Sky News interviewed Top gear co-host James May who was reluctant to comment on his future at the BBC but did add that the presenting trio come “as a package”.
May dubbed the snubbing of Clarkson a “tragedy” adding: “I don’t want to talk about that too much, I think we’re very much the three of us as a package, it works for very complicated reasons that a lot of people don’t fully understand. So that will require a lot of careful thought.
“Much as I think he is a knob I quite like working with Jeremy.”
Meanwhile Richard Hammond tweeted that he is gutted at the news.
Gutted at such a sad end to an era. We're all three of us idiots in our different ways but it's been an incredible ride together.
— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) March 25, 2015