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Top Gear: 10 Best Jeremy Clarkson Quotes Of All Time

Top Gear: 10 Best Jeremy Clarkson Quotes Of All Time
Jeremy Clarkson doubles as a hothead and a petrolhead but he also triples as "The Man With The Golden Tongue." He's driven all the cars in this world, he's punched Piers Morgan, he's punched a producer and he also churns out witty sentences at the same rate as bullets out of a Kalashnikov rifle.

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Clarkson was the host of BBC car show Top Gear for a whopping 22 seasons (2002 to 2015). Together with his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond, the trio created plenty of memorable (and sometimes offensive) moments. Currently, they host a similar show called The Grand Tour on Amazon.

Here are Clarkson's best quotes from his Top Gear days.
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‘Top Gear’ Set To Move To BBC One

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‘Top Gear’ Set To Move To BBC One
Exclusive: Top Gear is changing lanes. After being revitalized by a band of new presenters, the motoring show is poised to move from BBC Two to BBC One for the first time in its 18-year modern history.

Deadline can reveal that high-level talks about the switch took place in January and BBC director of content Charlotte Moore decided to elevate Top Gear after being impressed with its performance among young and underserved audiences. The move is yet to be finalized, but it is expected that Season 29 will air on BBC One later this year, with no changes to the show’s editorial direction. The BBC declined to comment.

It’s a sign of the swagger that has returned to the franchise since the arrival of hosts Andrew Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness last year. The BBC is excited about the chemistry the presenters have developed in a short space
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‘Top Gear’ Showrunners Reveal How They Avoid Awkward Overlaps With Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’

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‘Top Gear’ Showrunners Reveal How They Avoid Awkward Overlaps With Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’
Exclusive: The BBC has achieved something few could have predicted a couple of years ago: it has revved new life into the faltering global brand that was Top Gear — and in doing so, proved that there is enough room on the road for more than one big car show.

The chemistry between new hosts Andrew Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness has turbocharged the show’s ratings in the UK, meaning last year’s season crossed the finish line with 3.8M viewers, some 1.5M ahead of the previous Matt LeBlanc-fronted season. And the engine was still purring for the premiere of Season 28 last weekend.

This return to growth prompted BBC Two controller Patrick Holland to observe that Top Gear has shed its baggage, including any lingering doubts about its viability without the men who made it a global sensation: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and former showrunner Andy Wilman.
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Former Warner Bros UK Boss Links Up With Richard Hammond’s Chimp Productions

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Claire Hungate, the former CEO of Warner Bros Television Production UK, is going to help The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond get his production company motoring.

Hungate has joined Chimp Productions as a part-time advisor, helping assist directors Hammond, and his wife Amanda, in growing the business.

Chimp Productions already boasts two commissions: an Amazon show working titled The Great Escapists, which Hammond is co-presenting with Mythbusters star Tory Belleci, and Science Channel engineering show Richard Hammond’s Big.

Hammond launched the company to produce his projects away from Amazon’s The Grand Tour. His co-presenters are also working on solo ventures but have decided against setting up their own companies. Jeremy Clarkson and showrunner Andy Wilman are working with Expectation, while James May is making new shows with longtime collaborator Plum Pictures.

Hungate left Warner Bros in 2017 after three years running its British production operation. She was previously the chief operating officer at Shed,
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Richard Hammond's Big review – a Huge hooray for the end of the world!

In this grotesquely ill-advised series, Clarkson’s sidekick goggles at things that are larger than him, ie everything. First stop: the world’s biggest car factory

‘I’m Richard Hammond and I’m on a mission to explore the really big,” says our host at the start of this new series on Discovery. “And yes I know everyone seems big to me.” Hammond is 1.68 metres tall, and has spent most of his career looking up to Jeremy Clarkson (1.96m) and James May (1.82m), which is no way to live.

I am not saying that Hammond has a Napoleon complex, still less that this series is a sublimation of his weekly humiliations on Top Gear and The Grand Tour, but it probably wouldn’t have been made were he taller. Indeed, it probably wouldn’t have existed if Clarkson and May had been cut down to his size in a car
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Jimmy Kimmel Hosts ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ 20th Anniversary Revival for ABC

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Jimmy Kimmel Hosts ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ 20th Anniversary Revival for ABC
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is returning to ABC, this time with Jimmy Kimmel at the helm. A 20th anniversary edition of “Millionaire” will premiere in April, featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity.

Kimmel will host the special run of episodes, set to return on Wednesday, April 8 — the first time “Millionaire” has been seen on ABC in primetime since a 10th anniversary run in 2009.

It’s also the first time “Millionaire” has been back in production since the long-running daytime version of the format ended its run last May.

Among the changes this time out: Celebrities playing “Millionaire” will be allowed to invite a guest (such as a relative or expert) in the hot seat to help them answer questions. And the new “Millionaire” will also introduce a live, play-along app that will allow viewers to compete to win the same amount of money that celebrities are playing for on the show.
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ABC Brings Back ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ For Jimmy Kimmel-Fronted Charity Specials – TCA

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ABC Brings Back ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ For Jimmy Kimmel-Fronted Charity Specials – TCA
ABC is bringing back Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for a series of charity specials fronted by Jimmy Kimmel to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the U.S.

The Disney-owned network originally remade the British quiz format in August 1999 after Michael Davies moved from the network into production to remake the show. Kimmel will now host a special run of episodes featuring celebrity contestants.

The new version is set to launch on Wednesday April 8. The announcement was made ABC entertainment president Karey Burke at the TCA Winter Press Tour.

It echoes the way the format has returned for a series of specials fronted by The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson in the UK on ITV. The Sony-owned format has been remade in 120 territories around the world.

The move comes after the format was cancelled by Disney-abc last year after 17 years in syndication.

Celebrity contestants will be able to
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‘The Grand Tour’s James May On His Japan Adventure For Amazon, The Future Of TV & Spending Less Time With Jeremy Clarkson

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‘The Grand Tour’s James May On His Japan Adventure For Amazon, The Future Of TV & Spending Less Time With Jeremy Clarkson
Exclusive: After Amazon launched the first in a series of special episodes from The Grand Tour team, the streamer is preparing to send out Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on solo missions.

May will be the first out the traps with his travel show, James May: Our Man In Japan, in which he spends three months exploring the Asian country from top to bottom. It premieres on January 3, 2020.

Made by British production company Plum Pictures, May told Deadline why his adventure is a “lark” to be enjoyed, rather than a serious historical or cultural endeavor.

The presenter also discussed his vision for the future of television, the benefits of spending less time with Clarkson and Hammond, and why he would never launch a TV production company.

The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Deadline: How did your Amazon series James May: Our Man In Japan come about?
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The Grand Tour: Every Special, Ranked

After Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May moved on from Top Gear, everyone wondered what their next adventure would take them. Happily, The Grand Tour was soon announced by Amazon and was very similar to Top Gear in many ways. The main difference was the size of the budget given to the trio to spend per episode.

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Thanks to this large amount of money, Clarkson, Hammond, and May were able to produce more exciting and bigger scale episodes than they had ever done before. This resulted in special episodes becoming more and more frequent. Indeed, the fourth season of The Grand Tour will consist only of specials. To celebrate this, we've ranked all of the specials so far.
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Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry to Host ‘Top Gear America’ for Motor Trend Streaming Service

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Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry to Host ‘Top Gear America’ for Motor Trend Streaming Service
Discovery’s Motor Trend streaming service is reviving “Top Gear America” with a new trio of hosts: Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and British journalist Jethro Bovingdon.

Set to debut in the spring, the series marks the latest effort to put a U.S. spin on the enduring U.K. franchise that celebrates the automotive world by putting the hosts through a series of racing- and travel-related challenges, among other elements. The Motor Trend announcement includes a photo of the hosts with what appears to be a new incarnation of the show’s famed mystery driver — whose identity is always shielded by a helmet — known as “the Stig.”

“What an extraordinary trio to add to the storied history of the ‘Top Gear’ franchise,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group. “Individually Dax, Rob and Jethro bring unique experiences, perspectives and genuine passion for the automotive world. Together
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‘The Grand Tour’ Executive Producer On The Amazon Show’s Big Revamp, Streaming Wars & Jeff Bezos

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‘The Grand Tour’ Executive Producer On The Amazon Show’s Big Revamp, Streaming Wars & Jeff Bezos
Exclusive: Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s motoring show The Grand Tour returns to Amazon on December 13, but it’s not exactly more of the same from the British trio.

The presenters have ripped up the format that made the show one of Amazon’s biggest attractions. They have ditched the studio tent, test track and car reviews, and are instead focusing on a sequence of feature-length specials. In fact, for their first adventure in season four, The Grand Tour presents: Seamen, there are barely any four-wheeled vehicles in sight, as Clarkson, Hammond and May charter boats for an epic journey along the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Sitting behind it all is executive producer Andy Wilman, the unseen fourth-wheel in The Grand Tour team who puts the show on the road. In his trademark unvarnished style, Wilman told Deadline that the refresh was all a matter of quality
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‘The Grand Tour’ Showrunner Andy Wilman Plans Move Into Scripted With Film Project

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‘The Grand Tour’ Showrunner Andy Wilman Plans Move Into Scripted With Film Project
Exclusive: Andy Wilman, the showrunner on Amazon’s The Grand Tour, is planning to park his motoring show at some point next decade and move into scripted for the first time.

Wilman is the unseen engine of The Grand Tour machine, making international stars out of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and putting their adventures on the road, including a new special episode premiering on December 13.

He has worked with Clarkson since reinventing Top Gear for the BBC in 2002 and was central to the negotiations that took the four of them to Amazon in 2015 as part of a deal reportedly worth £160M ($206M).

But after nearly two decades steeped in factual entertainment television, Wilman is eyeing the next turn of the wheel in his career, with the drama business calling.

In an interview with Deadline, Wilman revealed that he studies TV drama, namedropping shows including Netflix series Top Boy
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‘The Grand Tour’: Amazon Drops Trailer For Special Featuring Jeremy Clarkson & Co On Boats

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‘The Grand Tour’: Amazon Drops Trailer For Special Featuring Jeremy Clarkson & Co On Boats
Amazon has dropped the trailer for a special episode of The Grand Tour, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond in a boat-based challenge.

The trio of presenters have vacated their cars for the first time and embark on a 500-mile river trip across Vietnam and Cambodia, in an episode titled The Grand Tour presents: Seamen. It premieres on December 13.

The feature-length episode is the first in a sequence of specials the team is making for Amazon Prime Video after they decided last year to ditch The Grand Tour‘s studio format, set in a tent, and concentrate on a series of adventures.

Although they have parked their cars, the Seamen episode features many familiar format points, from the presenters showcasing the boats they have chosen, to racing challenges, collisions and unfortunate break downs.

For their journey along the Mekong Delta, Clarkson recreates a Vietnam war-era Patrol Boat River,
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Jeremy Clarkson & Co-Stars’ Social Network DriveTribe Plans For 2020 Profit After Elisabeth Murdoch Backing

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Exclusive: DriveTribe, the motoring social network founded by The Grand Tour team, is planning to turn its first profit in 2020 after growing the business and taking £2.5M ($3M) of investment from Elisabeth Murdoch.

DriveTribe was launched by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Andy Wilman in November 2016 as an online community for car fanatics, with investment from 21st Century Fox and early Facebook backer Jim Breyer.

But the idea spluttered in its early days. CEO Ernesto Schmitt stepped down just six months after launch, while the company lost £8.3M in its first calendar year of 2017.

More than two years on, Schmitt’s successor as chief executive Jonathan Morris told Deadline that DriveTribe is on course to turn a profit in late 2020 after posting the first revenue in its history.

According to earnings published with the UK’s Companies House, DriveTribe’s sales were just over $1M in the 12 months
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‘The Grand Tour’ Showrunner Reveals New Details About Amazon Deal Following Production Switch

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Exclusive: The Grand Tour showrunner Andy Wilman has revealed new details about the solo projects and specials he is working on with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for Amazon, as well as the structure of their deal with the streamer.

Wilman spoke to Deadline after we reported that he is shutting down W Chump & Sons – the production company he co-founded with Clarkson, Hammond and May – and The Grand Tour will now be housed with BBC Studios-backed Expectation.

The executive producer said their latest deal with Amazon meant the need for them to have their own production company had reduced significantly. Under the agreement announced in December last year, The Grand Tour‘s studio format is being ditched in favor of a series of road trips, like the two-part Colombia special in season three.

“We’re doing fewer shows to keep the quality control up, so there’s no need for Chump.
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‘The Grand Tour’ Team Set To Strike Production Tie-Up With BBC Studios-Backed Expectation

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Exclusive: The team behind Amazon’s The Grand Tour is on the brink of striking a production deal that will see them tying up with Expectation, the BBC Studios-backed production company founded by former Endemol President Tim Hincks and ex-ITV content chief Peter Fincham.

The deal is still being finalized, but Deadline has learned that Expectation will house the production of The Grand Tour as well as other projects from presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

We have heard that executive producer Andy Wilman and his team have already moved into Expectation’s office in Notting Hill, West London, as the final touches are applied to the agreement.

Talks have been ongoing for some time and Expectation’s chief operating officer Alexia Edwards is already the director of a company, named Grand Tour Productions, with Zoe Brewer, who is the director of production on The Grand Tour/Chump Productions.
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Discovery Drives Off With Local Remakes Of British Motoring Format ‘Top Gear’ In Nordics

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British motoring format Top Gear is driving off with three new local remakes in the Nordics.

Discovery Networks Nordics is adapting the format – made famous by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – in Sweden, Denmark and Norway after striking a deal with BBC Studios.

Banijay Group-backed Nordisk Film TV will produce the three series; the Danish and Swedish versions will air on Discovery Networks Nordics’ Kanal 5, while the Norwegian version will air on TVNorge. Production will start later this year to air in 2020.

In Norway, it will be fronted by stunt driver and Formula Drift World Champion Fredric Aasbø, musician and TV personality Esben Selvig and TV host and vintage car collector Petter Schjerven. Sweden’s presenter line-up includes six times Speedway World Champion Tony Rickardsson, actor, comedian, musician Marko Lethosalo and TV personality Adam Alsing, while in Denmark the presenters will be TV personality and car enthusiast Felix Smith,
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Amazon Sets Original Series With Richard Hammond, Tory Belleci

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Amazon has greenlit a six-part survival-cum-engineering series featuring “The Grand Tour’s” Richard Hammond and “Mythbusters’” Tory Belleci. The commission was announced Wednesday by Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon original series, speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The as-yet-untitled pop-science series from Chimp Productions sees Hammond and Belleci shipwrecked on a remote desert island, and using their engineering and scientific skills not only to survive, but to construct a paradise island playground.

The series follows the pair as they construct an exotic wonderland using what they have from the shipwreck and what they can find on the island. Each episode will see them take on huge feats of engineering to achieve epic builds, ranging from island hopping vehicles to a supersized hydro-power waterwheel.

“Somebody needs to take hold of Popular Science as a genre and reinvent it for a new age. And there are only two people to do that job.
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‘The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond & ‘Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci Take On Adventure Format For Amazon – Edinburgh

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‘The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond & ‘Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci Take On Adventure Format For Amazon – Edinburgh
The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond and Mythbusters star Tory Belleci have scored an adventure series with Amazon.

The Svod service has commissioned a six-part series, currently untitled, from Chimp Productions, the production company co-run by the former Top Gear presenter.

In the show, Hammond and Belleci find themselves shipwrecked in mysterious circumstances, stranded on a remote yet beautiful desert island. Rather than sitting around waiting to be rescued, the pair decide to take matters into their own hands as they use all of their engineering and expert scientific prowess not only to survive, but to construct an out-of-this-world, paradise island playground. The series follows the pair as they construct their exotic wonderland using what they have from the shipwreck and what they can find on the island. The duo’s hare-brained builds will range from island hopping vehicles to a supersized hydro-power waterwheel.

The series comes after the digital
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 8, 2019: ‘Love Island’ Premieres, Aziz Ansari Returns

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TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 8, 2019: ‘Love Island’ Premieres, Aziz Ansari Returns
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Love Island” premieres on CBS and Aziz Ansari returns to Netflix.

“Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” Netflix, Tuesday

Four years after his previous special streamed on Netflix and two years after the second season of “Master of None” ended, Aziz Ansari is returning to the streamer with a new stand-up special, directed by Spike Jonze. Ansari has been taking an almost complete break from TV and film in the last couple years due to the sexual misconduct allegation made against him in January of 2018.

Love Island,” CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

The reality TV show, which places a group of singles on an island and makes them couple-up or get dumped,
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