May says that he will not return to Top Gear without Clarkson.
Me and Hammond with a surrogate Jeremy is a non-starter. It has to be the three of us…I don’t think you could carry on with two people and put someone in as the new Jeremy because they are not going to be the new Jeremy. That would be short-sighted and I don’t think it would work. Virtually impossible.
BBC confirms that Top Gear live world tour will go ahead and will feature Clarkson along with May and Hammond. The tour will not have BBC branding. BBC spokesman:
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.
May comments on Clarkson’s suspension:
No, I think he has been involved in a bit if a dust up, but I don’t think it’s that serious.
Asked if he supports Clarkson:
In many ways no, I have said many times before the man is a knob, but I quite like him. It’s all getting a bit ridiculous.