Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear sidekicks Richard Hammond and James May have been offered salaries of around £1 million a year each to return to the motoring show.
The duo, who signalled their departure from the hit BBC car programme soon after Clarkson was sacked, would become among the corporation’s highest earners if they were to agree.
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Top Gear returned to BBC2 tonight for its 25th series, and viewers seemed to be disappointed with the episode.
It’s the third season to feature Matt Le Blanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris, but it looks as though it could take another three seasons for fans to warm up to the presenters as they keep banging on about bringing Jeremy Clarkson back.
Despite making it clear previously that they have no wish to return to the show without Clarkson, an attractive offer to return has reportedly been made to Hammond and May to continue for another two or three series.