Jeremy Clarkson Responds To Fan Who Asks If He Could Buy The Rights To Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has responded to a fan who asked if the sixty-three-year-old could buy the rights to the show if it were cancelled, as it appears to be under threat following Freddie Flintoff’s accident.

Clarkson made a name for himself on the motoring show alongside his two pals, Richard Hammond and James May, but after that came to an end, he began working on other ventures…

The upcoming season of Top Gear was put on hold by BBC Studios after host Freddie Flintoff was injured while shooting.

In December, the cricket star was rushed to the hospital after a serious collision at the Surrey-based Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, which serves as Top Gear‘s test track.

According to reports, Flintoff, who joined Top Gear in 2019, was operating an open-topped, 3-wheel Morgan Super 3 when it overturned and skidded across the circuit.

Although they were wearing helmets, both Flintoff and the crew member in the passenger seat were still seriously injured in the crash. 

Flintoff’s son, Corey, claimed his father was “lucky to be alive”  after being treated for shattered ribs and facial injuries.

According to the BBC: “crew medics [attended] the scene immediately,” and said it would “confirm more details in due course.”

After conducting an inquiry into the situation, BBC Studios issued a statement on March 24 apologising to Flintoff for the course of events.

“[We] will continue to support him with his recovery,” they said.

This came after the BBC announced that Flintoff’s injuries were minimal and that the crash didn’t occur at a high speed.

However, contrary to that, in a statement to the Mail Online, Corey described the incident as “pretty nasty,” adding: “It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he’s going to be OK.”

The BBC later released a statement saying “’under the circumstances,” it is “inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear at this time.”

There has been no word on a possible resume date for the show, and the BBC added: “We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we’ll make a judgement about how best to continue later this year. This has also impacted the production team, who we continue to support.

“Finally, there will be a health and safety review of the show.”

Naturally, fans have been wondering whether the show’s original trio might make a comeback, and one fan even took it so far as to put the question to him themselves.

“Now that Top Gear is cancelled, is there a chance you can buy the naming rights and maybe return as a trio??? please.. pretty please?” Denis Akgun wrote on Twitter.

Clarkson responded: “”Er. We never went away. The three of us are still very much at it.”

While that answer may not be exactly what fans wanted to hear, it’s a fair reminder that you can still catch Clarkson, Hammond and May zooming about in their Amazon series The Grand Tour.

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