op Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond took a step closer to moving to ITV after it emerged the three presenters held talks with its programme chief Peter Fincham along with the show’s former executive producer, Andy Wilman.
ITV has been touted as the most likely UK broadcaster to pick up the trio after Clarkson was axed from the show after his assault on a producer and his fellow co-presenters both quit the BBC2 show.
The three met Fincham, a former controller of BBC1, along with ITV’s director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell, who had previously worked closely with Clarkson at the BBC.
The meeting took place on Wednesday evening at Fincham’s home in west London.
Myrddin wrote: »
So it'd be a variant of Top Gear, but with ads, and without the world renowned production quality of the BBC (the visuals & productions of the specials are really jaw dropping at times). I have to say, I'm not sure I'll bother. I did enjoy TG, & I do like the Clarkson & May, but I think it's time the band broke up.
Harry Palmr wrote: »
Chatty Man is on C4, Ross is on ITV. Point stands though!
satguy wrote: »
Shoulda gone to Netflix ,,,
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