Is Top Gear moving to British network ITV?

2015-05-08 16:00
 

Los Angeles - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have held a secret meeting about joining ITV.

The presenting trio who recently left Top Gear, following Jeremy Clarkson's sacking, reportedly staged a secret rendezvous at the home of channel director Peter Fincham on Wednesday evening. 

The meeting was also attended by Top Gear executive producer and Clarkson's long-time friend Andy Wilman, as well as ITV entertainment boss Elaine Bedell, a former colleague of the controversial presenter, who was sacked in March after attacking Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

Shortly after Clarkson's sacking, a number of British broadcasters including Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 distanced themselves from claims he was set to join their network.

A TV source said: "He doesn't seem to have many UK broadcasting options."

However, Ben Collins who spent eight years on Top Gear as The Stig, the show's in-house racing driver claimed Clarkson could easily make a transition into TV in America.

He said: "America is an obvious move for him, there are many networks who would love to have him on board.

"They love their cars, they love Top Gear and they love Brits like Jeremy."

Meanwhile, is this Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Clarkson's new ride...

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