Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson is getting a second chance—sort of. He will join former co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May for a series of live shows starting May 22.
Clarkson, Hammond and May Live is basicallyTop Gear, just not actually called Top Gear. The rebranded shows won’t feature BBC’s name or content anywhere, but it will give fans a chance to see the presenters together again. In March, BBC decided not to renew Clarkson’s contract following a scuffle with producer Oisin Tymon.
A spokesman for Brand Events, co-producers for the shows, said they wanted to thank fans for their patience: “The fans are the most important people to Jeremy, Richard and James so we’re delighted to be able to say ‘we’re still coming’. We’re sure it’ll be something you won’t want to miss.” The full schedule is listed below.
While BBC ponders how it will handleTop Gear without its most recognizable host, changes to previously scheduled events have already been made. Live shows set for earlier this month in Stavanger, Norway will now take place June 20-21. A Top Gear festival, originally planned for Sydney in April, will now take place in Melbourne July 18-19, and in Sydney July 25-26.
Live Show Dates
May 22-24, Belfast
June 5-7, Sheffield
June 13-14, South Africa
June 20-21, Norway
November 28-29, London O2