Was Top Gear Cancelled?
Since its debut in 2002, Top Gear was one of the most popular shows on television, but after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the show, the future of the programme looked uncertain. After months of speculation, the BBC announced in July 2015 that Top Gear was indeed cancelled.
Why Was Top Gear Cancelled?
Top Gear was cancelled due to Jeremy Clarkson’s altercation with one of the show’s producers. Clarkson had allegedly become involved in a physical altercation with the producer over catering issues during the filming of a ‘stars in a reasonably priced car’ segment. As a result of the altercation, the BBC suspended Clarkson and then later announced that he would not be returning to the show.
What Happened to the Cast?
When Top Gear was cancelled, the show underwent a significant overhaul as all three of the main presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, left the show. After months of uncertainty, the trio eventually signed on to do a new show, The Grand Tour, for Amazon, which debuted in the fall of 2016.
Will the Show Be Resurrected?
In the wake of Top Gear’s cancellation, the show was quickly replaced by a new version of the show with a new lineup of hosts, including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. This new version of Top Gear aired for two series, but was eventually cancelled in 2017.
Since then, there have been rumours of a possible revival of the show with some of the original cast returning, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. At present, it appears unlikely that Top Gear will be ressurected in the near future, but its legions of devoted fans remain hopeful that the show will one day make its triumphant return.
- Top Gear was cancelled in July 2015 due to an altercation between Jeremy Clarkson and one of the show’s producers.
- The show underwent a significant overhaul and all of its original hosts ended up doing a new show, The Grand Tour, for Amazon.
- A new version of Top Gear aired with a new lineup of hosts, but was cancelled in 2017.
- Rumours of a revival of the show have persisted, but nothing has yet been officially confirmed.