Former ‘Top Gear’ presenters to host new car show on Amazon

(From left) Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May seen during a press event on July 17 in Perth, Australia.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a new deal to host car shows for Amazon Prime Video beginning in 2016.

Andy Wilman, a well-respected executive who helped turn the show around for the trio when they were making “Top Gear,” will produce the new show.

“I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship,” said Clarkson.

"Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant," added Hammond.

"We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?" noted May.

However, not all fans are pleased, as Amazon Prime Video comes with a monetary subscription.

The three car enthusiasts were the former hosts of the hit BBC car show “Top Gear” until Jeremy Clarkson was sacked after a “fracas” with a producer and his co-hosts refused to return to the show without him.

The trio could not return to traditional television to create a new show as there was a clause in their BBC contracts forbidding them from hosting a car show on a UK television channel for the next two years.

As for the new hosts of the new “Top Gear,” reports are that 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button will hang up his helmet at the end of the 2015 season and co-host alongside Chris Evans and another presenter to be determined. “Top Gear” also keeps the rights to The Stig.

Here’s what Clarkson, Hammond and May had to say on Twitter: