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And on that bombshell... 'Sad' Clarkson's Top Gear finale goes out with 5.3m viewers


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

June 29, 2015 | 2 min read

Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear has finally come to a close with his last ever episode drawing a live audience of 5.3m.

The episode, which was suspended following Clarkson’s heavily publicised ‘fracas’ with a Top Gear producer, drew in a 23 per cent share of TV audiences on Sunday evening, sitting comfortably as the most viewed show.

Clarkson discussed his sadness at the conclusion of the show on Twitter.

The audience will be significantly higher when the BBC releases figures of the episodes on demand viewing on iPlayer.

Upon the reformatted Top Gear’s return with Chris Evans at the helm, the BBC will have the task of rebuilding an audience which may instead be drawn to Clarkson, Hammond and May’s Netflix auto show which is reportedly in the early stages of development.

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