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James May and Richard Hammond did not want to continue making Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson, according to reports

James May and Richard Hammond did not want to continue making Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson, according to reports

James May and Richard Hammond did not want to continue making Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson, according to reports

Top Gear is a bit of a mess at the moment with Clarkson suspended, Hammond and May are refusing to film the rest of the show without him. So what happens next?

According to a BBC executive both Hammond and May were offered a chance to host the remaining shows of the season without Clarkson but have refused the chance.

Discussions were held with the co-hosts about recording the remaining shows with just two of them in studio but both have said no.

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Arlington Talent tweeted a picture of James May saying "Looking for work for our new office boy" while Richard Hammond tweeted that "Jobs in a holding pattern"

"There's a feeling that's it's all of them or none" said a BBC spokesperson to the Mirror.

Clarkson should find out his fate this week as an enquiry is currently underway and both He and Top Gear Producer Oisin Tymon have given their evidence.

The last word on the matter rests with Lord Hall, the BBC Director-General. With an announcement expected before the weekend.

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