Jeremy Clarkson has spoken about his forthcoming new series, which he will front alongside his former ‘Top Gear’ producers, Richard Hammond and James May, revealing his relief at being given the freedom to make the show they want to make by Amazon bosses.
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After much speculation, it was confirmed earlier this week that the trio had signed a new deal with Amazon Prime, to make three series of an as-of-yet-unnamed car show with the on-demand network.
Writing in his column for The Sun, Jeremy has now admitted that he was pleased to learn from Amazon bosses that they wouldn’t be interfering with the upcoming project.
The controversial TV personality says: “Along with our long-time producer, Andy Wilman, we have formed a production company which is called W Chump and Sons and we are now looking for an office, a rubber plant, some company cars and a name for our new programme.
“Then we will be off. To make what will be a seriously well-funded, British-based show with no commercial breaks and, better still, no editorial pressure from on high.
“Amazon has been delightfully clear on that. ‘Just make the show you wanna make, guys.’ Music to my ears.”
Clarkson and co. previously hosted ‘Top Gear’ on the BBC together for over a decade, until he was sacked earlier this year, following a now-infamous with a producer while filming on location.
Addressing the forthcoming series of ‘Top Gear’, which will be be fronted by Chris Evans, Jeremy writes: “As I’m sure you know, Top Gear is to soldier on under new management. And that’s great.
“But if you’re a fan of three middle-aged petrolheads falling over and catching fire, then I have good news.
“Because Richard Hammond, James May and I are to make a new show with the American giant Amazon.”
It was previously claimed that the presenting team will be earning as much as £160,000 in their new deal, with the first series airing on Amazon Prime next year.