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Former "Top Gear" hosts ink Amazon TV deal

by Byron Hurd

Clarkson, Hammond and May sign on for three seasons with subscription provider.

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, along with former producer Andy Willman, have signed a deal to produce an automotive program for Amazon's Prime Video service.

The show will become available to subscribers next year.

Amazon has yet to announce a name or details of the show's format, but according to Reuters, all three hosts and the former producer have signed on for three seasons of programming.

Rumors starting swirling almost immediate after Clarkson's termination from Top Gear on March 25 that he would eventually land back on the airways.

We figured it'd take some time for Clarkson to get back on his feet, but apparently that wasn't the case. Clarkson himself even stated that he'd probably end up doing another car show. The 55-year old Tweeted out a photo on May 5 which many speculated was an indication that such a project was already in the works.

An investigation into the altercation that led to Clarkson's firing found that the presenter physically attacked and injured producer Oisin Tymon. Clarkson also also went on a verbal tirade against Tymon that "contained the strongest expletives and threats to sack him." The dust-up occurred after Clarkson was informed that there would be no hot food following a day of filming.

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