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The new 'Top Gear' could come to Netflix in what would surely be a blow to arch rival Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon signed up former 'Top Gear' presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May along with executive producer Andy Wilman to make a new car show for the streaming service.

Netflix passed on the trio, saying at the time that they "weren't worth the money".

The deal with Amazon is said to be worth around £160 million.

Netflix already has old episodes of 'Top Gear'. If it did sign up the new series – which starts in May on BBC Two – it would air in the autumn, which is the same time that Clarkson and co's new show will hit Amazon.

However, nothing is set in stone yet. The talks are said to be in the early stages.

Reports differ as to how the new show is progressing. Some claim new host Chris Evans' behaviour has made filming more arduous than it should be, while other say these claims are rubbish.

According to sources, a number of international broadcasters are keen to buy the show in its new format after seeing Evans' performance in a clip aired at a showcase in Liverpool last month.

The old 'Top Gear' was a huge cash cow for the BBC, selling to over 200 countries and making it £50 million a year.

Source: Guardian

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