Clarkson: Top Gear finale ‘cobbled together’
28 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The compilation episode wraps up the Clarkson, Hammond, May era, before Chris Evans takes over next year
The final episode of Top Gear to feature Jeremy Clarkson will be shown on BBC Two on Sunday, but the star has called it “cobbled together”.
The 75-minute special has been compiled from footage shot before Clarkson was sacked by the BBC for punching a producer.
Writing in The Sun, he said: “BBC Two is screening an edition of Top Gear cobbled together from two films that were made before I was fired.
“One of them is quite good.”
The show, which airs at 20:00 BST on BBC Two, acts as a swansong for Clarkson and his co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond, who both turned down the opportunity to return to the series.
It is predicted to become the highest-rated episode in Top Gear history, beating the audience of 8.35 million who tuned in to see Lewis Hamilton’s appearance in December 2007.
Clarkson has recorded a new voiceover for the show, although he was not paid. Hammond and May filmed new links, but without the traditional Top Gear studio audience.
May and Hammond recorded their studio links earlier this month
Source:: BBC Entertainment