"It may be a gentle start to filming tomorrow, but I'm nervous," Hammond tweeted Wednesday. "Oh no, hang on, not nervous: stoked. Er, is that the word?"
He should be. Photos show Hammond rolling around London in a red-hot Ford Mustang GT, with a camera vehicle in front capturing it all, the UK's Express reported. The show actually started production in some form in October, when the trio was shown in front of exotic cars on a track.
Clarkson also was pumped for the start of filming, tweeting news of its pending launch and "then it goes berserk. See you all in Terminal 5," which Business Insider notes is a hub in London Heathrow Airport, indicating the former Top Gear mates will be returning to their globe-trotting ways.
Clarkson was sacked last year by the BBC after slugging a producer. The show went on hiatus, and his longtime cohosts Hammond and May did not return when the BBC made plans to relaunch Top Gear. TG was in the news the last couple of weeks as it rounded out its now large cast, which will be led by Chris Evans. The new stable includes Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Sabine Schmitz, among others.