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Clarkson, Hammond and May sign deal with Amazon

The new show will be available to Amazon Prime customers around the world. Credit: Amazon

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon.

The trio left the hit BBC show after Clarkson was dropped after he punched producer Oisin Tymon in a row over a steak dinner.

The new show will be available to Amazon Prime customers around the world, with the first of three series due to be broadcast next year.

Former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman will work with them on the programme.

Clarkson said he felt like he had "climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship", while May joked: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?"

Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU, said: "We can’t wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016."

Amazon Prime costs £79 a year, allowing users to stream movies and TV shows and get unlimited one-day delivery.

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Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans is known for his love of cars. Credit: David Giles/PA Wir

Chris Evans has said Jeremy Clarkson was among the first to congratulate him on his new role on Top Gear.

But what do you this of his appointment? Is he the right man for the job?

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Jeremy Clarkson says he will miss hosting Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has written about how much he will miss presenting Top Gear. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire/PA Images

Jeremy Clarkson has written about how much he will miss hosting Top Gear and thanked fans for their support after he was sacked from the popular motoring show following a 'fracas' with a producer.

The presenter has not spoken publicly about being axed by the BBC, other than to say that "everybody's upset", but in his column in the Sun newspaper today, Clarkson briefly mentioned the incident.

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have written to say how much they will miss me on Top Gear. It's not as much, however, as I'll miss being there.

– Jeremy Clarkson
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