Rumours began to circulate after the former Top Gear host posted a full apology to his Instagram account, where he touched on how angry Prime Video were. He wrote:
“But still, there were calls for me to be sacked and charged with a hate crime. More than 60 MPs demanded action to be taken. ITV, who make Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Amazon, who make the Farm Show and the Grand Tour, were incandescent.”
Prime Video also fuelled the rumours by cancelling the Clarkson’s Farm series two press conference last minute and refusing to comment. It was speculated that the streaming platform would continue with the shows that have already been contracted but will not do any more. This would mean that Clarkson’s Farm would end after the third series and there would be four more Grand Tour specials released.
Clarkson has been very quiet on social media since, however, he shot down the rumours in response to a thread on Twitter yesterday.
In response to Jeff Bezos, Clarkson wrote:
This lead other Twitter users to question whether he was being cancelled or not. One user wrote:
“Apart series 2 and 3 of the farm show, plus the remaining episodes of the grand tour, and who wants to be a millionaire. You’d almost think social media blew it wildly out of proportion” [sic]
Another user responded:
“Then it’s going to be more of the farm show and grand tour? Cause I read a lot of things but not sure of anything”
Clarkson took the opportunity to reply:
Prime Video are still confirm the future of the shows, but Clarkson’s Farm Series Two is due to be released on February 10.