Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is struggling to think of a name for his upcoming show on Amazon Prime, which is due to hit TV screens this Autumn.

Clarkson, who was famously sacked from the popular BBC motoring show, admitted in his weekly column in the Sunday Times that: “When I first signed up with Amazon Prime to make a new motoring show I knew all sorts of problems lay ahead of me.

“There was one problem, however, that I hadn’t even considered. And it turned out to ne the biggest of the lot: choosing a name.”

Discussing the problem in the article, Clarkson also told how he was nervous to open up naming the show to the public after an online vote named a new polar research Bessel ‘RRS Boaty McBoatface’.

He continued: “Every morning I’d make a £7,000 call to the lawyer with an idea, and every afternoon I’d get a £7,000 reply saying the name was already in use by someone in New Zealand, or France or Ukraine.

“Prime Torque. Autonation. Skid Mark. Everything was a no-no.”

The presenter also reminded fans on Twitter that although he appreciated their suggestions, for legal reasons any name with the word ‘gear’ in it could not be used.

The new show is due to go to air in Autumn. The new series of Top Gear, presented by radio DJ Chris Evans, is set to start in the next few weeks, despite having run into a variety of problems during filming.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

April 25, 2016