Gigantic budget announced for Top Gear trio’s new Amazon show
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been handed the largest war chest in UK TV history by Amazon Prime.
The trio will be handed a €220 million budget for their new motoring show.
They have signed on for three seasons of twelve episodes which works out as €6.4m per show.
Producer Andy Wilman acknowledged that it was the promise of a reported €220 million budget that swung Clarkson and co towards Amazon.
Wilman admitted, despite the hair-raising figures involved: "It was very parochial the way this whole thing started. It's not our forte doing deals. We're all crap at business."
"Everyone we have talked to has told us: 'They [Amazon] leave you alone to make your show'. That's a big one for us - we don't like interference, we don't need to be policed."
The as yet un-named show will be an hour long and will be released weekly in the UK, US and Germany.