BBC rebrands Top Gear Live following Clarkson departure

BBC Worldwide's Top Gear Live events will go ahead, despite Jeremy Clarkson's departure from the BBC, and will be rebranded to Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

BBC rebrands Top Gear live shows following Clarkson's departure
BBC rebrands Top Gear live shows following Clarkson's departure

The Top Gear worldwide arena tour will no longer feature any BBC branding or content and Jeremy Clarkson will remain in the tour's line-up, alongside Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond. 

The news follows the cancellation of Top Gear Live in Norway last weekwhich has now been rescheduled for June.

The tour will kick off in Belfast on 22 May, followed by Sheffield, South Africa, Norway, and London in November.

A statement from BBC Worldwide said: "So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue.

"These events will not however feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content. We believe this is a sensible approach in the circumstances."

A spokesperson from Brand Events added: "This is a great solution for the fans. We’d like to thank our ticket holders for their continued patience.

"The fans are the most important people to Jeremy, Richard and James so we’re delighted to be able to say ‘we’re still coming’. We’re sure it’ll be something you won’t want to miss."

A decision has also been made to reschedule the event planned for Sydney in April until July. 

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