Jeremy Clarkson and co’s final Top Gear appearances will be moving says show insider

Fans may have to ready their hankies for Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond's last bow on the programme

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The last Top Gear appearance of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May promises to be rather emotional.

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Someone close to the production tells RadioTimes.com they are expecting fans to be quite teary at the swan song, which will air on BBC2 on Sunday.

“I think it will remind fans what great camaraderie they had, how funny Jeremy is and just what has been lost,” we have been told by the insider, who has worked with them all for most of their time on the show and has seen the 75-minute film which will air later this month.

In this week’s issue of Radio Times magazine, Andy Wilman, the show’s former executive producer who oversaw the final episode, also gives his take on the “poignant” last scenes shot recently by Hammond and May. 

“The final session without Jeremy was very poignant,” says Wilman. “We’ve had a lot of fun in that studio, but we had a job to do and we got it done, professionally, and without tears or tantrums.”

Clarkson joins up with Richard Hammond and James May in the final show, set to be broadcast on Sunday 28th June at 8pm on BBC2.

The programme will be made up of pre-recorded films from the final episodes of series 22, which were pulled from the schedules earlier this year following Clarkson’s “fracas” and eventual dismissal as a Top Gear presenter.

The show will also include voiceovers from Clarkson and will be the last episode of Top Gear before Chris Evans takes over along with a new presenting line-up.

teaser for the final episode was recently released, featuring the three presenters putting budget 4x4s to the test in dinner jackets.

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See Richard Hammond and James May during their last moments in the Top Gear hangar in the new issue of Radio Times, on sale from Tuesday 23rd June