TopGear’s Clarkson, Hammond and May Back in Action!

Just in case you’re a fan of the popular BBC TV series, “Top Gear” and wondering how the show could ever return without the venerable Jeremy Clarkson and company, you’ll be pleased to learn that the trio is back in action, continuing in much the same way as before, except this time with their own gig.

Rather than filming a TV series, they’re doing a live tour, which will go from Ireland to Australia.


According to the UK’s Daily Mail, filming has already started and the trio has released a couple of teaser videos to get their global fanbase excited.  The video features in typical TopGear fashion, Clarkson, a piano hanging from a crane and a classic automobile.

When Clarkson was recently sacked from the Top Gear show, there was considerable speculation around whether other members of the show would stay on if the show continued.  Clarkson, certainly no stranger to controversy, was dispatched from the show after having assaulted a producer at a hotel in Yorkshire, England.  A BBC internal investigation found that Clarkson punched Oisin Tymon in the mouth over an argument over what was or in this case, what wasn’t, steak.  Tymon was subsequently treated at an ER.

One argument around Hammond and May staying after Clarkson’s departure, was that he was not directly replaceable, not necessarily as an individual, but as a member of the trio and that May and Hammond wouldn’t be able to make it work without him.

The chemistry between the Top Gear trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond was certainly undeniable and a key factor behind the series success.  So perhaps it came as no surprise that Hammond and May recently announced that they would not continue with the series.  And unsurprisingly enough, the trio has resurfaced elsewhere with their own gig.

The unique chemistry is certainly obvious in the trio’s teaser videos.  Ring leader, Clarkson is shown using a crane to transport a piano to meet James May’s vehicle as they pack their stuff to get back on the road.  After making a joke, he proceeds to accidentally drop the piano on a classic car.

The show, “Clarkson Hammond and May Live” will kick off at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on the 22nd of May.  It is reported to have more than its fair share of stunts, supercars, explosions and special effects.

Unfortunately, the show won’t be making it to the US.  So if you want tickets, you’re going to have to venture over to the other side of the pond.  Tickets can be booked either directly on the show website or at www.livenation.co.uk.


Posted by: Farra Majid on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 2:42 pm in NEWS