'Top Gear' Live Shows to Include Ousted Host Jeremy Clarkson
But they're being renamed and will lose all BBC branding.
The issue of the Top Gear live shows, one of the hugely profitable spinoffs of BBC’s hit motoring show, has been resolved.
Despite Jeremy Clarkson being dropped from the program last week, the ousted host will still appear at the upcoming international live events alongside former colleagues Richard Hammond and James May. However, the shows will lose all BBC branding and content, revealed the broadcaster, with the events renamed "Clarkson, Hammond and May Live."
BBC Worldwide said the deal — which was arranged with event co-partner Brand Events — had been made "so as to not disappoint fans."
The shows, for which thousands of tickets have already been sold, are due to take place across the U.K. and South Africa. Four events that were to kick off in Norway this weekend have now been postponed until June.