The BBC cancels “Top Gear”. This was officially confirmed on Tuesday. The BBC’s decision is the result of an extremely serious accident that occurred during the filming of one of the episodes of the 34th season.
“Top Gear” is a motoring program that debuted on BBC Midlands in 1977. The show quickly gained popularity and in the mid-1980s it was already a flagship title on BBC Two’s schedule. However, in the late 1990s, when, among others, he left the program Jeremy Clarkson, interest in “Top Gear” began to decline rapidly. The BBC finally canceled it in December 2001. However, the break did not last long. The BBC reached an agreement with Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman and in October 2002, “Top Gear” debuted in a refreshed formula. In 2015, after Clarkson was accused of violent behavior, his contract with the BBC was terminated. However, the program continued with new hosts. In turn, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signed a lucrative contract with Amazon and the show “The Grand Tour” was born.
“Top Gear” did not fare well with new hosts. When the third serious accident occurred on the set, it was decided to cancel the program. The BBC’s decision is the result of an extremely serious accident that occurred during the filming of one of the episodes of the 34th season of “Top Gear”. The injured person was one of the presenters, Freddie Flintoff. Flintoff almost lost his life. He suffered serious head and chest injuries. He began to appear publicly many months after the incident. In October, the BBC and Flintoff reached an agreement on compensation after the company completed an internal investigation, the results of which, however, were not made public. Flintoff received £9 million.