Popular petrol-heads, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, have decided to waste more TV licence-payer's money by doing a 'live' world tour. The trio have been compared to Compo, Foggy and Clegg of 'Last of the Summer Wine' fame.
The threesome thundered across London's Tower Bridge today in a stretched 434 Armoured Personnel Carrier to launch their new Top Gear Live world tour. It was driven by none other than 'The Stig', the show's pet racing driver.
The world tour will visit Auckland, Sydney, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Dublin in its first year, with 10 shows on each leg and is likely to cost £20 million, although they may run out of fuel if the price of oil rises further. It will then visit Stuttgart, Moscow, and Abu Dhabi the year after (which might come in jolly handy as that's where they make the petrol)
'Motormouth' Clarkson told In Seine News;
"We're very excited at this new venture and there will be loads of challenges facing us - in fact there will be more challenges than there are faults on a Morris Marina or even cats eyes on the M1. Although this is just a publicity stunt, the real fun begins at the Earl's Court Motor show on 30th October if this tank gets us there! People at the show will be treated to us messing about with cars in a 75 minute show which is the same time it takes to build a Skoda from scratch. Me and 'The Hamster' are game for the whole trip although May may only do part of the trip because he has to visit Boris Johnson's hairdresser every month."
"However, Houston, we do have a problem; 'The Stig' has not renewed his passport, so we shall have to employ Stigs in other countries." he added.