He may have been axed by the BBC but Jeremy Clarkson is reportedly set to make a Top Gear comeback.
The popular presenter is due to appear at a two-day Top Gear Live show in Sydney in front of 40,000 fans, alongside co-stars James May and Richard Hammond.
It’s believed that organisers are hopeful about proceeding with the event but could be forced to rename it Clarkson, May and Hammond Live in the wake of his firing by the broadcaster.
“Talks are going on to try and ensure this event goes ahead. The main priority is the thousands of people who have bought tickets. The feeling in Sydney is that the three presenters want to do it, thousands of fans who’ve bought tickets want to see it, so just get it on,” a source told The Sunday Mirror.
If an appearance by Clarkson cannot be arranged, insiders say that Hammond and May will be expected to honour the tour dates without him and that all of the remaining shows in the UK, South Africa and Australia “will run as scheduled”.
Four Top Gear Live shows in Norway were previously postponed due to the furore surrounding Clarkson’s suspension for an altercation with producer Oisín Tymon.