BBC idiots lose their cash cow after May and Hammond quit

The BBC idiots who sacked Jeremy Clarkson have now watched James May and Richard Hammond walk out the door too.

Their cash cow series Top Gear is now dead in the water without any of the stars.

James May and Richard Hammond are out of contract with the BBC, after declining to sign new deals to present the next series of Top Gear.

The pair are now free agents, meaning rival broadcasters can approach them with job offers.

Hammond has tweeted that he is “not ready for retirement”. May does not seem in a great hurry to find new employment.

Asked this morning what he was planning to do with his newfound leisure time, he replied: “I’m going to cook a shepherd’s pie and make a film for YouTube.”

May said he hopes to work with Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson again, but in a different sphere.

“One day the three of us may do something – but it may just involve a pub and a restaurant rather than a TV programme.”

The BBC idiots re in denial though.

The BBC remains hopeful that it can persuade the pair to continue on Top Gear, with a new presenter replacing Clarkson. They could sign a contract at any time in the coming months. Clarkson, however, has no way back after he was sacked for assaulting colleague Oisin Tymon.

A leaked email from Top Gear’s executive producer, Andy Wilman, to the show’s cast and crew has appeared online.

“I know none of us wanted it to end this way, but for a moment I’d like us to look back and think about just what an incredible thing you all had a hand in creating,” he wrote.

“For those of you who still rely on it for work, don’t worry, because the BBC will make sure the show continues. Our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show’s history, not the whole of it. Those two words are bigger than us.”

Yeah, right. Someone needs to tell him he’s dreamin’

 

– Fairfax


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