Hide the children. Darken the windows. Get out your all-black clothing. Jeremy Clarkson told a South African radio program that British motoring revue Top Gear will not return until 2013. We think this might be because of the London Olympics. Remember that this summer when you’re watching Synchronized Swimming.
Specifically, while talking about the Top Gear Live road show Clarkson says it’s the only time the three hosts will be together the rest of this year.
“It is going to be, it better be absolutely fantastic, it’s also about the only time the three of us are working together this year because there’s no Top Gear on this year.”
We think this means we’ll have to wait until 2013 for the 19th season to start. We’ve reached out to the BBC for a comment.
UPDATE: Jeremy Clarkson Confirms No Top GearUntil 2013, Blames ‘Fat People Singing’
Jeremy Clarkson just confirmed our report about there being no more Top Gear until 2013 is true, although the reason is not the Olympics. It’s Simon Cowell.
Yesterday, we reported that the Jezza let slip on a South African radio show that they weren’t going to be showing any Top Gear in the fall, meaning we’d have to wait until January to get our fix.
People threatened to jump off things. Others tried to find some way to deny it. Denial was strong with fans of the British motoring show, but in typical Clarkson fashion he took to his very real Twitter account to say “it’s true.”
The “fat people singing” is probably a cruel reference to Susan Boyle and Cowell’s show Britain’s Got Talent. Or one of the like 60 other shows Cowell produces.
Oh Jezza, never change.