James May has offered his thoughts on the future of Top Gear as fans call for him, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to return to the show.
Obviously, it’s pretty unlikely that the lads will make it back onto the BBC Two motoring magazine show given that things ended pretty acrimoniously, but that hasn’t stopped most fans from calling for them to return.
Since then, Clarkson has his farm, May has been in a variety of other TV shows, and Hammond has also stepped out on his own.
With Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff suffering some horrific injuries in a car crash filming in December – something that Hammond himself knows a bit about – there is talk suggesting that the show could be at an end.
However, May doesn’t want that.
Instead, he hopes that the show will continue, either with or without the current team at the helm.
Obviously, he hopes Flintoff makes a full recovery, describing his injury as ‘deeply unfortunate’, but he also hopes that the show can continue in one form or another.
He told City AM: “Whether or not it’ll keep going, I don’t know. I watched it as a kid so I wouldn’t want it to disappear.”
He added: “Maybe it’ll be another enforced reinvention of Top Gear. It happens now and then, and it’s no bad thing.
“That’s a big, difficult question for the BBC.”
Top Gear with the line-up that most people seem to enjoy the best – Hammond, May, and Clarkson – ended badly after Clarkson was fired for punching a producer, who he later paid £100,000 in compensation.
Then, he was booted off The Grand Tour by Amazon Prime Video, reported because of an article that he penned about Meghan Markle.
May admitted that he didn’t want to carry on with the show without Clarkson, telling us: “I don’t think anyone would want to see it.
“I don’t think they’d want to see the two of us try and carry on the thing that the three of us are known for together.”
There’s still appetite for the trio to return to the BBC show, though.
One person wrote: “Top Gear with them three was a blast.”
Another said: “Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is among the top-5 TV shows ever. Hilarious, unique and extremely entertaining.”
And a third said: “Jeremy Clarkson has def [sic] had his problematic moments but he and the other Top Gear dudes make me belly laugh, can’t help it”
Well, it’s very unlikely to happen, but stranger things have happened, right?Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime Video/BBC