Jeremy Clarkson, who has seen huge success with his Prime Video shows The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm has called for the BBC to ‘save Top Gear’.
After Freddy Flintoff was involved in an accident during filming in December, the BBC announced it will not resume the current series.
Flintoff, a former cricketer, had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash during a car review section of the show on the test track in Surrey.
Jeremy Clarkson, who presented the show from 2002 to 2014, said in his column in The Sun, that “Top Gear has to be saved
He continued: “There will, of course, be an inquiry into the appalling accident that has ended Freddie Flintoff’s spell as a host of Top Gear,”
“From what I can gather, it was absolutely horrific and it will take a very long time before he’s fully recovered. So I can quite understand why he would choose to do something else in future.”
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter continued: “I do hope, however, that my old mates who run the show can find a way of saving it. Because in these days of soft and cuddly eco-madness, we need programmes like it more than ever.”
The BBC has said that it will “make a judgement about how best to continue later this year” with regards to the future of Top Gear.
They wrote in. a statement that: “Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34,”
The broadcaster had “sincerely apologised to Freddie” and said it “will continue to support him with his recovery.”
The Clarkson’s Farm presenter is currently filming for series three of the popular Prime Video show, after confirming in three words that the show would be renewed.
Charlie Iveson was at a council meeting earlier this month to discuss the fate of the farm shop, which is hoping to create a car park to keep up with visitor demand.