Ex-Top Gear presenter’s law firm might have given the game away.
The name of Jeremy Clarkson’s brand new car show may well have been unveiled, it has been mooted this week.
The controversial presenter’s new show could be called Gear Knobs, after a Buzzfeed contributor discovered the name to be recently trademarked by Clarkson’s law firm, Newincco 1361 Limited.
The name appears to be a joke on Clarkson and his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, following the end of their fractious relationship with the BBC early this year.
Following his sacking from the BBC, Clarkson announced he would front a new online-only car show, after striking a multi-million pound deal with Amazon Prime, along with May, Hammond, and the man credited with producing Top Gear into worldwide success it is today, Andy Wilman.
The investigation into trademark-gate also found the names ‘Gear Nobs’ and ‘Speedbird’ to be snapped up by Newincco, with all three terms potentially linked to the new show.
The new name points to an even more dramatic show than the Clarkson-era of Top Gear, in which Clarkson caused a number of controversies, including a run-in with the Mexican ambassador, calling former prime minister Gordon Brown a ‘one-eyed Scottish idiot’, and describing a Ferrari as ‘special needs’.
Filming for the new show is expected to start in early 2016.