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Clarkson, May and Hammond might have honed ‘Top Gear’ into its most iconic jeans-wearing, Mexican-baiting, bloke-bantz format, but what about those whose tenure has been less celebrated?Image credits: Rex Features/YouTube/BBC
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Chris Evans’ new series of ‘Top Gear’ is set to be the most controversial programme to ever grace your TV, judging by the almost daily stories emerging about its supposedly 'troubled’ route to our living rooms. You either love Chris Evans or you hate him. Feeding into the whole marmite business is the fact that Evans is being accused of bullying – exactly what Jeremy Clarkson was fired for, which makes for a bit of a perfect storm in terms of tabloid column inches.
Eddie Marsan has taken a swipe at Jeremy Clarkson over his snipes at the BBC in his recently-released advert for the Amazon Fire. The Brit star of movies like ‘Vera Drake’ and TV shows like 'Ray Donovan’ and 'Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell’ took to Twitter to vent his anger over the former 'Top Gear’ host’s behaviour. In response, Marsan tweeted: Imagine if your kid or sibling was attacked by Jeremy Clarkson for not providing hot food then he jokes about his sacking on Amazon prime ad— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) December 20, 2015 Clarkson, who hosted ‘Top Gear’ for almost a decade, has made a handful of ads for Amazon, after signing a lucrative deal to make a new motoring show for its online streaming service Amazon Prime, with another ad introducing Amazon’s plans to launch a drone-based delivery service. His new motoring show, rumoured to be called 'Gear Knobs’, will launch on Amazon Prime in the New Year.