Jeremy Clarkson Throws Shade At BBC In New Amazon Trailer


It was only a matter of time really, wasn’t it?

In his first appearance in a trailer for his new employers Amazon, former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson couldn’t resist the opportunity to throw a dig or two at the BBC.

The 55-year-old presenter, along with Richard Hammond and James May, signed a three year deal for the retail giant, worth a whopping £160 million, in order to front a new motoring show for their on-demand service Amazon Prime.

And Amazon haven’t waited long to show off their new acquisition, using him in a new trailer to promote the Amazon Fire TV Stick, and letting him take several tongue-in-cheek shots at his former employers at the BBC.

Oh, and there’s also a very brief glimpse of Clarkson’s brand new show – set to hit our screens next year.

First, however, there’s time for Jezza to whiz around on a massive segway, noting how “Back in the spring, as you probably remember, I suddenly became unbusy”. Don’t know what you’re talking about, mate…

He then flicks through all the channels available on the memory stick service and throws a bit of shade at BBC iPlayer for good measure. Because why not?

The advert ends with a photograph of Clarkson, Hammond and May in a publicity shot for their new motoring show meaning the device is, as Clarkson puts it, “perfect”.

With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun.

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It’s the tiniest of teasers for the highly anticipated show featuring the former Top Gear trio, and follows a post on Clarkson’s Instagram page a few weeks ago in which he shared an image from the first day of filming for the new show.

The new motoring extravaganza still doesn’t have a name but it’s coming to Amazon Prime in 2016, producers promise it’ll be bigger and better than Top Gear ever was, and we can’t bloody wait to watch it!


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