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Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson had "a bit of an accident" while filming his new automotive TV series in Barbados on Wednesday (2 March). Clarkson, 55, has not suffered any serious injury in the crash.
Clarkson posted a photograph of a mangled car on Twitter and wrote: "Had a bit of an accident while filming today." In reply, Richard Hammond, former Top Gear co-host, said: "Two words for you: Dingle. Berry."
A few days ago Clarkson had posted on Twitter a photograph of co-host James May with broken sunglasses. He wrote: "Mr May has had a small accident." The day before he posted May's photograph he posted Hammond with a sun-burnt neck. He wrote: "Mr Hammond may have caught the sun a bit today."
The Amazon Prime show, which the former Top Gear trio will be hosting, reportedly has a budget of $300m (£ 211m) for three seasons with 12 episodes of an hour each. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has admitted that the deal was "very, very, very expensive".
Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the series some time in the autumn, though the premiere date is yet to be disclosed. According to The Telegraph, the first episode will see the trio look at three hypercars: a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1 and a Porsche 918 Spyder.
The trio left Top Gear after Clarkson was sacked in March 2015 for assaulting producer Oisin Tymon . With the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May, former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman also left the BBC's car show and joined the trio on the Amazon project.
"You can't reinvent the sideways, Last of the Summer Wine-type relationship they have because that is outside of television, that is theirs," Wilman said. "But there will be a new look, new elements, new home," he said.
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