Jeremy Clarkson to rejoin Top

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Jeremy Clarkson to rejoin Top Gear Live… in Joburg

Jeremy Clarkson will appear in Top Gear Live world tour with James May and Richard Hammond. The boys will perform live in Joburg this June, but without BBC branding and The Stig

Jeremy Clarkson to rejoin Top

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BBC Worldwide has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will present Top Gear’s live world tour along with fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond in a series of shows in Australia, Norway, the UK and South Africa this year. The Johannesburg shows are confirmed from 12-14 June.

The show will be called Clarkson, Hammond and May Live, and will be stripped of all BBC branding. The entire tour, which is worth £10million, will not feature The Stig, nor will it be able to use clips from the show.

Although Clarkson was dismissed by the BBC and his contract was not renewed, it appears that he, Hammond and May have separate contracts with BBC Worldwide for the Top Gear Live shows.

A statement from the BBC, referring to the 200,000 tickets sold worldwide, said:

“So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets‚ BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. These events will not however feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content. We believe this is a sensible approach in the circumstances.”

The tour starts in Australia on 18 and 19 April, before heading to Johannesburg in June. Tickets will go on sale soon.

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