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Which of these characters should follow in the dubious footsteps of Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?

Godfrey Bloom
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Richard Madeley
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Jon Gaunt
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Alan Partridge
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Quentin Willson
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Oisin Tymon (Clarkson's victim)
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Markymark
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Adrian Chiles
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Gary Lineker
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Alan Titchmarsh
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Total votes: 2

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The demise of 'Top Gear'

Post by dave brum » 28 Mar 2015, 10:10

So, the question is posed.... Suppose the most serious candidate would be Willson, but Titchmarsh is made for it, isn't he?? Stopping in the middle of a thousand mile road race across the Serengeti for tea and a natter.....
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Post by Feg » 28 Mar 2015, 18:17

You do not have a 'None of the Above' option in your poll.

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Post by dave brum » 28 Mar 2015, 18:20

Feg wrote:You do not have a 'None of the Above' option in your poll.

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Whom would you suggest then?
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 28 Mar 2015, 22:24

ITV will make all 3 an offer to start a new show callee " Bottom Gear"

if the BBC continues with TG then they will have a female co presenter

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Post by dave brum » 28 Mar 2015, 23:04

Possibly Suzi Perry or Jacqui Oatley?? Clarkson will possibly do some cosying up to the Supreme Governor of the right wing redtop for which he writes a column to get TG moved to Sky.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 29 Mar 2015, 12:44

for me Suzi Perry...

The BBC has one big advantage no advertisers to dictate programming. I would not be happy if it moved to Sky

Don't rule out BT they are now moving into TV


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Post by dave brum » 29 Mar 2015, 19:10

Chris Moyles would be another outsider. You know, that yobbo that used to be on Radio 1 in the morning. Clarkson and Murdoch/Sky are a match made in heaven. Because of the BBC's nature it is subject to scrutiny by us, the Great British license payer/public. But Rupert Murdoch has carte blanche to do whatever he wants and get away with it untouched and unchallenged so he's be glad to have this big headed libertarian thug on board. The BBC would do well to look to new talent, and possibly new ideas. When TG was made in Birmingham and presented by Judith Hann and William Woollard (both also ex-Tomorrows World) the programme was more about the cars than the presenters.
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Re: The demise of 'Top Gear'

Post by Feg » 30 Mar 2015, 09:51

dave brum wrote:
Feg wrote:You do not have a 'None of the Above' option in your poll.

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Whom would you suggest then?
Guy Martin

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Post by dave brum » 30 Mar 2015, 11:09

I've just googled Guy Martin. In his favour, he seems to have all the qualifications in love of speed and machismo, but there is another possibility he could turn into another Clarkson, under the auspices of ratings conscious BBC producers.
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Post by Feg » 30 Mar 2015, 12:05

Guy Martin = Jeremy Clarkson ? No way!

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Post by dave brum » 30 Mar 2015, 12:15

Feg wrote:Guy Martin = Jeremy Clarkson ? No way!
True, not NOW!
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 31 Mar 2015, 20:04

What is needed it a smart, quick witted young lass who can bully May and Hammond
and as + if she has long legs and like leather that then will please all the brain dead morons who will be smitten with her they will soon forget the other guy! was he not form Yorkshire....

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Post by dave brum » 31 Mar 2015, 20:30

Sounds not a million miles from Helen Chamberlain!
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Post by dave brum » 13 Apr 2015, 12:29

Sue Perkins is now mentioned as a possible replacement. She is after all on the BBC's books. She is also a personality and not a serious motoring journalist (not though Clarkson was ever that).
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 13 Apr 2015, 22:08

Sue Perkins has taken to Twitter, to deny reports that she's going to take over from Jeremy ...
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