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Top Gear Live show lives on as ‘Clarkson, Hammond and May Live’

The show will go on for Top Gear Live. BBC Worldwide said it would honour the 2015 world tour under a new name, ‘Clarkson, Hammond and May Live’.

In a post on the Top Gear website, a spokesperson for BBC Worldwide said: “So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. 

“These events will not, however, feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content. We believe this is a sensible approach in the circumstances.”

Top Gear Live shows in Norway have been rescheduled to the 20th and 21st of June 2015. Meanwhile the planned outdoor show in Sydney, Australia will be staged indoors in Melbourne on the 18th and 19th of July. Sydney will also see the show on the 25th and 26th of July.

BBC Worldwide said full details of the 2015 tour, which ends in November at the London O2 Arena, will be confirmed to those who have bought tickets.

A Brand Events spokesperson added: “This is a great solution for the fans. We’d like to thank our ticket-holders for their continued patience. The fans are the most important people to Jeremy, Richard and James, so we’re delighted to be able to say, ‘We’re still coming’…”

It was previously rumoured that Richard ‘Hamster’ Hammond and James ‘Captain Slow’ May would have to do the shows without Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked from the BBC after punching a producer. 

The Top Gear television show will continue in 2016, but it is unclear exactly who will host it. Clarkson’s future, meanwhile, is unknown. We looked into where he could end up.

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