The only surprise is how quickly Clarkson appears to have moved: he told Evans on his Radio 2 show in May that he was listening to options, but didn’t want to rush into anything: “You’d be a fool to just jump into something, you have to look at what’s out there and what’s the best thing to do.”
However, he has also written that he is certain to make another car show, saying “I have lost my baby but I shall create another. I don’t know who the other parent will be or what the baby will look like, but I cannot sit around any more organising my photograph album.”
Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond and Top Gear producer Andy Wilman have all left the show, and are rumoured to be considering making another motoring show together. ITV and streaming service Netflix have both been touted as potential partners.
Sky has already ruled out working with Clarkson, as RadioTimes.com revealed, and so has Channel 4. But neither ITV nor Netflix have commented on the speculation.