Top Gear wasn’t on TV last night. After presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s now infamous “fracas” with a BBC producer last week, the programme was pulled from the BBC2 schedule, leaving a big curly-haired hole in many fans’ Sunday nights.
While the show’s stars stayed strangely silent, a Jeremy Clarkson parody account took to Twitter to remind Top Gear enthusiasts what they could expect from their telly screens.
And tonight on top gear…. pic.twitter.com/jd4LXEppNa
— Jeremy Clarkson (@Jeremydarkson) March 15, 2015
And fans just couldn’t get their heads around it.
Only 2 minutes until Top Gear! Oh wait…
— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) March 15, 2015
The general consensus was that Sunday night’s just aren’t the same without Clarkson, Hammond and May.
Sunday doesn't feel right without Top Gear… @JeremyClarkson hope to see you back on screen soon champ!
— Lord Aleem (@aleem_official) March 15, 2015
Free @JeremyClarkson. Sunday isn't the same without Top Gear.
— Matt ? Foster (@fostermatt) March 16, 2015
There was a bit of anger, but Top Gear fans were mainly feeling sad…
No Top Gear last night ??? A thousand billion Million gazillion tears ??? #SoSad
— Adam Al Jabry (@AdamAljabry) March 16, 2015
I miss Top Gear.
— Tom Ford (@tomwookieford) March 15, 2015
— Saad Khan (@SaadK25) March 16, 2015
— richard henry (@henry83lad) March 16, 2015
And also really, really bored.
Just spent the most boring sunday night of my life. No Top Gear! Come back soon Jezza, Hamster and May! ???
— John Smith (@ikesbum) March 15, 2015
Sunday night was a bit boring without Top Gear #BringBackClarkson ??
— David Burch (@Mrflamingheck) March 16, 2015
The day is going to be long without a @BBC_TopGear episode to look forward to. ?
— Kostas Douchaniaris (@tweetkostas) March 16, 2015
Chris Evans reckoned there are some very real side effects to missing the motoring show.
We have had to resort to our second cuzza in as many nights to cope with the loss. It's official – no Top Gear makes you fat.
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) March 15, 2015
Even our very own Ben Preston bemoaned the lack of Top Gear on last night’s schedules. Those Red Arrows just weren’t cutting it as a replacement…
Sorry, #TopGear withdrawal symptoms kicking in – Red Arrows just not old, podgy and funny enough to cut it…
— Ben Preston (@RTBenPreston) March 15, 2015
There were, of course, other ways to get your Clarkson fix:
*Sidles up to you*
"Psst. You want Top Gear? We got Top Gear. Good quality. 8pm. No questions asked."
*steps into shadows*
— Dave (@davechannel) March 15, 2015
But it wasn’t quite the same…
No Top Gear so nothing to talk about in work lol. Some how I don't feel complete lol
— Paul Davies (@Davies3024) March 16, 2015
Not that everyone was missing the show and its unique brand of banter. Plenty of Tweeters can see a light at the end of the tunnel for Top Gear – and their own Sunday nights…
I don't understand why everyone is getting so frustrated that Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from Top Gear – he deserved it
— Emily Wright (@emziewright) March 16, 2015
Sack Clarkson and i'll start watching @BBC_TopGear again . How many chance has he had?
— Steven Clarke (@ruffness69) March 16, 2015
I struggle with this idea that Top Gear is over if one man can’t present it. Of course it’s not. He’s not the only man with a personality
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) March 14, 2015
What do you think? Did you miss Top Gear? Let us know in the comments box below…