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If BBC TG is a town, the boys are back in it.

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Drama seems to continue as Top Gear UK host Matt LeBlanc is reportedly so unhappy with Chris Evans that he's given the BBC an ultimatum. It seems the show will only continue with one or the other.

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New Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc avoided a serious accident when he almost ran over a cameraman who was laying on the ground filming. The former Friends star was reportedly upset afterward and needed to take a short break from shooting.

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£500,000 wasted due to unpredictable border trouble

At this point, it feels like a behind-the-scenes documentary of BBC Top Gear would be just as much worth seeing as the actual show that is being produced.

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Clarkson, Hammond, and May cruise through an English village in a lifted Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, and Clarkson says the car is "excellent."

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Matt LeBlanc starts his Top Gear job by driving a topless Reliant Robin over 230 miles from London to Blackpool.

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The cast for the next season of Top Gear is now official, and it includes Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan, and Rory Reid.

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In an interview, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos admits that the deal with the former Top Gear trio – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – is quite expensive, but he thinks the world is going to love their new show.

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Have you ever wanted to be the host of Top Gear? New presenter Chris Evans is accepting 30-second video clips from anyone around the world who might want the job. There's no guarantee that any of these applicants are actually chosen, though.

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Jeremy Clarkson will make his return to hosting duties on the BBC on April 24. It won't be for Top Gear but instead the humorous panel show Have I Got News for You.

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In the UK media, speculation is running rampant about the future host or hosts of Top Gear. The show is set to return in 2016.

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James May is getting a chance to prove his love for the mechanical nature of the automobile by curating an exhibit for the London Classic Auto Show. Called The Cars That Changed The World, he is displaying 13 vehicles that illustrate the motorization of the world over the last century. They aren't all the obvious choices, either. One group is composed of the misunderstood oddballs of auto history that May wants to give more recognition.

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The guys from UK's Top Gear just can't seem to stay out of trouble, especially main host Jeremy Clarkson. Usually, it's the things that come out of their mouths that cause controversy, like the two recent accusations of using racial slurs. However, the show's latest problem came not from what was said but from where they were shooting and how.

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If having the trio of Top Gear presenters on your TV isn't enough for you, you can always buy these new action figures. While the detail of the 1:18-scale models of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is high, something may have been lost in the translation; for one, their heads arguably look a bit too large for their bodies. On second thought, maybe that's a result of artistic license...

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Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken host of Top Gear, may be pondering a run at the UK's Parliament, according to a tweet he posted over the weekend. Of course, the note, which has now been retweeted over 4,400 times, comes from a man whose penchant for hyperbole is legendary, so take this musing with the usual grain of salt. There's been no further mention of his political aspirations since the original tweet went up, leading us to assume that it was just idle banter.

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While reporting about Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hasn't seemed to quit over the last 12 months, the fact that the Top Gear trio were not together and filming episodes of the world's most popular automotive television show made 2012 a dull year for fans. The good news now is that, as promised, the gang is back together for 2013 and box-fresh episodes of the BBC series are coming soon. Very soon.

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If a corporate content provider in the U.S. wants to upload videos to YouTube, all it essentially needs to do is find someone who knows how to upload videos to YouTube. Then: profit! In the UK, it's done differently – so much so that it sounds like everyone is confused. A regulatory body called The Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) oversees on-demand services, including content posted online on branded aggregator sites like Virgin Media as well as open sites like YouTube. Content

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For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. It's the hosts and the execution that separates Top Gear UK from its various international incarnations and keeps us coming back for more. Two of the show's fans recently demonstrated how easily the recip

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For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. It's the hosts and the execution that separates Top Gear UK from its various international incarnations and keeps us coming back for more. Two of the show's fans recently demonstrated how easily the recip

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Imagining Top Gear without Jessica would be like watching Ernie without Bert, Conan without Andy or Abbott without Costello. The Allman Brothers Band song has become so synonymous with the BBC car program that most probably don't even realize who wrote it in the first place. But there was evidently a time when the show's producers considered replacing its iconic theme song.