Report: A BBC exec says James May and Richard Hammond refused to film w/o Clarkson

Amid the news of BBC Two Top Gear UK’s host, Jeremy Clarkson, getting into a physical altercation with producer, Oisin Tymon,¬†The Mirror in the UK reports that James May and Richard Hammond were asked to continue filming Top Gear as scheduled.

But the kicker: Captain Slow and Hamster refused to do it.

The unnamed BBC exec apparently told¬†The Mirror that “they didn’t want to do it without Jeremy so the talks didn’t get off the ground,” claiming they said it was an all-or-nothing situation.

Ever since Top Gear was cancelled, reports have indicated the BBC took a huge blow to its audience, which dropped by four million viewers when compared to Top Gear actually being aired.

So far, the “#BringBackClarkson” campaign has also reached one million supporters just over a week.

Source: Mirror

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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