Jeremy Clarkson’s Final Top Gear Scenes To Air On BBC Two
BBC Two will air unused Top Gear footage intended for the cancelled series 22 of the hit motoring show later this year.
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw announced on Tuesday that the remaining footage will be salvaged for television in 2015, adding that she was working with Top Gear executive-producer Andy Wilman to create something out of the existing material. However, she admitted there is not enough material for the planned three episodes.
Speaking about the pre-recorded scenes, she said, “No way would I want the available material not to be seen by viewers.”
Shillinglaw added that Jeremy Clarkson has not been banned from appearing on the BBC.
She also confirmed that Top Gear would be returning for a 23rd series with a new presenting line-up. She also said that hiring a female presenter is not out of the question, claiming, “It’s a really open book on that. We will definitely look at women but it is not the driving priority. I have never approached an individual show thinking that is the way you cast it.”