Jeremy Clarkson's Amazon faux pas
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 May 2016
Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he only signed up to Amazon earlier this week, despite the fact he is due to front a new motoring show on Amazon Prime with Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson only signed up to Amazon earlier this week.
The former 'Top Gear' host is set to front a new motoring show on Amazon Prime with Richard Hammond and James May but has revealed he has not long been signed up to the website.
Speaking this week, he said: "I joined Amazon yesterday, which I am rather ashamed to admit. Has anyone tried shopping on Amazon? How do you stop?
"I haven't stopped shopping since. I'm not going to have any money left, I'm going to buy everything then sell, it's addictive."
Meanwhile, the 56-year-old television presenter previously insisted he wouldn't "scupper" the chances of success for the new 'Top Gear' as he has a financial stake in the series.
He explained: "What's very entertaining is that Chris Evans is having a very hard time at the moment as he attempts to put 'Top Gear' back together again.
"It's been suggested that I am behind it, that I am trying to scupper him. But I discovered the other day that every time it gets recommissioned I get paid, so that's a curious bit of BBC contract but I wish them all the very best."
And Jeremy also admitted the show - which is now being fronted by Chris Evans - would have got "tired and boring" if he and his colleagues Richard and James would have stayed at the BBC.
He added: "To be honest, I think we would have stayed at the BBC and then the show would have got tired and boring, eventually we would have piloted it into a hillside and that would have been the end.
"At the time it was all tragic but now we've been forced to reinvent ourselves and we're online, where you can do anything ... it's forced all of us to actually concentrate on starting again. Now we're looking at losing 'Top Gear' as a fantastic thing to happen."