Claims from Chris Evans that he is to be involved in a ‘secret Top Gear film’ have been mocked by former presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson.
Months after Evans said he was “categorically not and never” after Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear role, the radio personality announced to Tim Lovejoy on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch: “[It’s] not started yet, but we are doing a secret Top Gear film on Tuesday.
“We’re making a Top Gear – we’re doing a Top Gear sequence with an independent production company and we’re going to see how it goes.”
In response James May tweeted:
I'm working on a new TV idea, with an independent production company, called TFI Thursday. We'll see how it goes.
— James May (@MrJamesMay) June 7, 2015
Jeremy Clarkson added:
Next week, I'm doing a pilot Radio 2 breakfast show with an independent production company. We'll see how it goes.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 7, 2015
This comes after Clarkson last month took responsibility for his dismissal from the BBC stating it was his “own silly fault”.
The news that Evans appears to be filming a new Top Gear pilot dispels rumours of Clarkson's return to the show which James May said on Sunday has not been ruled out by the broadcaster, adding “We could all go back to the BBC in the future”.