BBC Trying Hard to Keep Hammond and May on 'Top Gear'

The BBC could handle losing its star Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, because, well, it was a necessary move that he brought upon himself. But losing Richard Hammond and James May with him has left the British Broadcasting Corporation and the future of its hit car show a bit bleak. And now its scrambling to fix the void. After Clarkson was released from the show following numerous questionable events, Hammond and May stuck by their fellow presenter and friend and let their contracts expire. Now the BBC is reportedly offering them salaries of £1.15 million, which translates to roughly $1,770,000 per year, to return. That's about double what they were making before, according to The Independent, and the whole deal would be worth about £4.6 million ($7,070,000). RELATED: Jeremy Clarkson’s 11 Best ‘Top Gear’ Moments
BBC Trying Hard to Keep Hammond and May on 'Top Gear'
This new report comes after separate rumors that the BBC was considering a trio of Philip Glenister, Guy Martin, and Jodie Kidd to take over the show as the new hosts. There are also rumblings that Top Gear would be hosted by a carousel of guest hosts, which would leave the door open for all three (Clarkson, May, and Hammond) to return at various times. This would only be possible, of course, if the three don't take their talents somewhere else like Netflix and start their own show, which is also completely in the realm of possibility. Stay connected here at BoldRide for future updates and confirmations on anything regarding the future of Top Gear. RELATED: Could This the New ‘Top Gear’ Trio? Photo Credits: ForceGT / Ferrari Magazine ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide