Top Gear will have ALL NEW presenters as Richard Hammond confirms he WON’T return

Richard Hammond rules himself out


by Laurence Mozafari |
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Top Gear will have a completely new presenting line up.

Richard Hammond AKA The Hamster has joined James May in confirming that they WON'T be returning to Top Gear, following Jeremy Clarkson's sacking and the departure of executive producer, Andy Wilman.

Hammond is thought to have a few more BBC 1 shows in the pipeline, but took to Twitter to clear the air of speculation that has surrounded the show of late.

He tweeted: “To be clear amidst all this talk of us ‘quitting’ or not: there’s nothing for me to ‘quit’. Not about to quit my mates anyway.”

It's been suggested the trio might end up working with Netflix, although ITV seems much more likely, as they continue to battle the BBC for ratings and have a track record of poaching BBC presenters with Adrian Chiles and Jonathan Ross.

Jeremey Clarkson was sacked after what the BBC called an "unprovoked physical and verbal assault" on the show's producer Oisin Tymon.

Andy Wilman, who refreshed the Top Gear show with Jeremy Clarkson in 2002 said in a column in Top Gear magazine that Clarkson was an “editorial genius” and called his sacking a “tragedy”.

Who would you like to see take over presenting Top Gear? Dermot O'Leary? Suzi Perry? Jake Humphries? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below...

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