Those of you hoping to hear the boisterous voice of Jeremy Clarkson coming out of your TomTom GPS are going to be quite disappointed. As it turns out, part of the BBC's editorial guidelines state that none of the Top Gear presenters can endorse motoring products, and thus, having Clarkson screaming out of your TomTom is a clear violation of this policy.

Some 54,000 units of the Clarkson-ified TomTom have already been produced, with many already in stores. BBC Worldwide has stated that it will now donate all proceeds from the TomToms to the Children In Need charity. The BBC told UK's The Guardian that Jezzeh was in no way involved with setting up this deal and will not make any money from the partnership between BBC and TomTom.

Looks like drivers will now be forced to add in their own insults, sarcasm and humor to the TomTom sat-nav experience.


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      Maverick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cancelled production? Limited availability? You know what that means... Find one, buy it for retail, and sell it on ebay as a collector's item at 500% markup! =P
      MrWhopee
      • 3 Years Ago
      You'd think someone from either Tom Tom or Clarkson or BBC would've noticed this before things go this far. I assume Tom Tom must've advanced quite a bit of dough to Clarkson to have him start recording. Hell, products have been made! Someone's not doing their homework.
      RWD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, Richard Hammond and James may must feel left out. All of these "Top Gear" product partnerships only include Jeremy. But honestly, his brash voice is the one I think of first. I was really looking forward to him screaming, "NO, YOU IDIOT!!!" every time I missed a turn off.
      D T
      • 3 Years Ago
      But what about Stig mode?! He's not a Top Gear "presenter"...
      Narom
      • 3 Years Ago
      " The BBC told UK's The Guardian that Jezzeh was in no way involved with setting up this deal and will not make any money from the partnership between BBC and TomTom." So it's not a Clarkson contract blunder then is it?
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      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some say it would give you silent directions to the nearest race track, while others believe it would only stare disappointingly at the driver. All we know is, we'll never find out what 'stig mode' is...
      fjbmanagement
      • 3 Years Ago
      good he is an ass and is anti-american... I like the show until he goes off on america time and time again.
        wrxfrk16
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fjbmanagement
        And yet he was probably one of the only people in the UK to buy a Ford GT when they came out, and goes on and on about numerous Fords of the past, the Cosworth Escort, the Sierra Cosworth, etc. And, they insult everyone. British, Italians, French, Spanish, Mexicans, Germans, Albanians, etc. If you really think he's anti American for throwing a few insults our way is ridiculous and just justifies half his smart remarks.
        tgsid
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fjbmanagement
        Big Whoop. If you don't like his show, don't watch it. for some people, it takes one thing to ruin something. Your probably one of the fat rude Americans he insults. if Americans were better drivers on the road and lost some weight, he wouldn't insult us. don't complain about comments that are true.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeremy Clarkson on a TomTom would give accurite directions if you drove an AMG Mercedes or a Ferrari. However, if you drove anything else, especially a Porsche, he would call you a 'gentleman's sausage.'
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