Jeremy Clarkson is Actually Getting Paid for Chris Evans' New Top Gear

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Ahhh, to be the ginger, annoying one right now. The unpopular new face of Top Gear, who’s taken a savage beating from the media over the past few months, has just found out his predecessor Jeremy Clarkson is reaping the rewards of his pain and suffering.

The punchy one last night revealed that he’s actually being paid for the new series of Top Gear, despite both not being involved and almost completely derailing the show in the first place.

"What's very entertaining is that Chris Evans is having a very hard time at the moment as he attempts to put Top Gear back together again,” he said. “It's been suggested that I am behind it, that I am trying to scupper him. But I discovered the other day that every time it gets recommissioned I get paid, so that's a curious bit of BBC contract but I wish them all the very best."

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Clarkson added that he’s happy to now be involved in a different project, as he thinks Top Gear would have become “tired and boring” if he’d stayed at the BBC, and described his departure as “a fantastic thing to happen.” His new car show is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video this autumn, but it still hasn’t got a name. I’ll leave you with this peach of a suggestion.

Take a bow. [Sun via Telegraph]