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'Top Gear' has a new home, in all but name, anyway. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal with Amazon Prime Instant Video to make an as-yet-untitled car show.

As well as featuring all three 'Top Gear' presenters, it will be produced by Andy Wilman, who produced the motoring show for the BBC.

Wilman is widely credited with revamping its format and making the show one of the BBC's most profitable properties.

Clarkson was sacked from the Beeb after a fracas that saw him punch producer Oisin Tymon.

The Prog Rock-fancier and jeans-and-sheauxxss pioneer announced the news of his new gig on Twitter.

"I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with @AmazonVideo" he tweeted.

The announcement ends months of speculation over which broadcaster would acquire Clarkson's services.

Amazon didn't disclose details of the deal, but an insider told the Evening Standard: "We've made a significant investment."

The show will come to Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2016. In order to watch it, you'll need to subscribe to Amazon's £79-a-year Prime service, which also grants you free delivery on items bought from Amazon.

Clarkson et al have signed up for three series of the show. Work on the first season will start in the autumn.

Clarkson previously said he was sorry to leave the BBC. But yesterday he said: "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship."


Evening Standard

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