Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed that his new Amazon Prime motoring show with Richard Hammond and James May won’t be dubbed ‘Gear Knobs’.
Clarkson revealed the news on his Twitter account after many reports that the new show would be in fact be called Gear Knobs. Buzzfeed originally discovered that a law firm that’s previously worked for Clarkson and Top Gear had registered trademark applications for the ‘Gear Knobs’ name. However, we know have confirmed that such a name won’t be used.
Before the former Top Gear trio signed with Amazon, they were reportedly in talks with Netflix leading to suggestions that the show could have been dubbed ‘House of Cars’, making reference to the online streaming service’s global political hit ‘House of Cards’ starring Kevin Spacey.
While we don’t know what the new show will be called, it is reported that Amazon is spending $250 million on the three season deal with Clarkson, Hammond and May. Under his new contract, lead host Jeremy Clarkson is set to become the highest paid British TV presenter.