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No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by Warrior » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 19:04

Look who's front runner to replace him...

According to bookmakers, Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins is front-runner to take over from Clarkson on Top Gear, with Dermot O'Leary, Chris Evans and Jodie Kidd also in the running.


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Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 19:19

There was a clip on sky news this week that said the missing episodes will be shown later this year but without JC.... linked to it was a comment from the telegraph that said his replacement HAD to be a woman.... written by a woman.

Now I am by no mean sexist and I am obviously likely to find a woman more attractive than Jezza but really... a woman... just because ?? Personally I can't wait till C4 sign the 3 of them up and let us watch TV without having to be nanny watched the do-gooder, tree hugging "Angry from grimsby" types. :head: :head: :head:
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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by pingu » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 20:29

Consensus on PH seems to think it will be Netflix, because there are no advertisers to upset :) .

Makes sense to me.
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Post by TWO » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 20:39

Has anyone any ideas why Tim Shaw from Car S.O.S. is not in the running or even mentioned?.........I think he'd be an ideal fit due to his sense of humour :lol:
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Post by gookah » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 21:11

TWO wrote:Has anyone any ideas why Tim Shaw from Car S.O.S. is not in the running or even mentioned?.........I think he'd be an ideal fit due to his sense of humour :lol:
You view it differently to me then....
I find him as funny as any of those 'comedians' called Russell, and equally as charismatic as Philip Glenister... :head:
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Post by g8jka » Fri 24 Apr, 2015 23:27

I wouldn't mind seeing petrol head Jay Kay from Jamiroquai take on the role
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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by harleyz3 » Sat 25 Apr, 2015 16:37

what about guy martin

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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by Southernboy » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 11:37

I like the idea of a woman replacement as much as I like women cricket commentators, women's rugby, and women fighter pilots..... they're forever "breaking a nail" or getting their heels stuck in the floor carpets.... :nono
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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by c_w » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 19:03

It's never going to happen, but what will happen, as suggested in the Times today, is the three will be back together - perhaps even on the BBC - doing something like Not Gear :lol: Even Andy Wilman has left so that is essentially Top Gear production over.

Guy Martin as good as he is, is not a presenter and wouldn't be able to carry it. His shows are brilliant though.

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Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 19:40

c_w wrote: Guy Martin as good as he is, is not a presenter and wouldn't be able to carry it. His shows are brilliant though.
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You share the same thoughts I have. IMHO it comes down to charisma and theres few people who have the charisma of the 3 current ones, especially none of the other people from any other motoring show. The only one I do enjoy watching without cringing is Ant Anstead off "for the love of cars"...
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Post by Vic-Z3 » Sun 26 Apr, 2015 21:49

My money is on this fellow .................... :arrow:

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Post by Davejue1 » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 12:03

I think Philip Glenister with Tim Shaw and Guy Martin would possibly reignite the show.
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Post by c_w » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 20:43

That sounds like a recipe for an obscure cable channel. :dunce:

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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by Migou » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 03:49

The show won't be the same without the main guys. I wonder if it will be any good.

My thoughts for a replacement is Tiff Needle or/and Jason Plato.

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 07:30

I reckon Clarkson has passed his sell by date - and to retain the other two with a newbie "Clarkson" would be a failure based on the past and viewer "expectations". Youngsters wouldn't cut it since IMO it was more an "adult" show than anything aimed at the "boy / girl" market.
Clarkson was a old fart who simply couldn't grow up, and that was the attraction. He symbolised the "youngster" in all of us when we get behind the wheel.... :twisted:

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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by Neal P » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 11:53

news not travelled ? Chris Evans was announced last week

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Re: No return for May without Clarkson but...

Post by Migou » Sat 27 Jun, 2015 02:33

Southernboy wrote:I reckon Clarkson has passed his sell by date - and to retain the other two with a newbie "Clarkson" would be a failure based on the past and viewer "expectations". Youngsters wouldn't cut it since IMO it was more an "adult" show than anything aimed at the "boy / girl" market.
Clarkson was a old fart who simply couldn't grow up, and that was the attraction. He symbolised the "youngster" in all of us when we get behind the wheel.... :twisted:

BTW - Welcome to the forum Migou... :wink:

I agree that Clarkson was most of the draw. The 3 of them fed off of each other very well. That's what made it such a good show.

I will give the new show a chance, but it will always be compared to the original. The US version is ok. I have seen the AU show. Those guys are pretty good together.

Thanks for the welcome Barry. :wave

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