The lead presenter of the Top Gear television programme, Jeremy Clarkson, has cast fresh doubts on when the show will be back on air and in what format.
Writing in his Top Gear magazine blog, Clarkson firstly says that the show definitely won’t be back on air this summer due to a delayed filming schedule following Richard Hammond’s 300mph crash. Clarkson claims the earliest that Top Gear could be back on air is October.
While admitting that Top Gear now receives some of the highest viewing figures on the BBC, the series finale attracted 8.6 million viewers, Clarkson agrees with critics that the current programme is “an entertainment show for the terminally childish”. While he states a desire to exhaustively test more cars in the future, he admits that this is unlikely to attract the sort of audience that wants to, “flop down on a Sunday night and watch entertaining telly”. For once Motormouth seems rather at a loss and has appealed to the readers of his blog for suggestions on what they would like to see in the next series of Top Gear.