Controversial Clarkson WILL host Top Gear Live in Joburg

Official statement from Top Gear Live organisers this evening. They found a loophole, and recently-sacked Jeremy Clarkson will be in SA to host — along with James May and Richard Hammond.

Below is the statement, unedited (apart from the removing of cell phone numbers):

Please find below an official statement that was released by the BBC this evening in relation to the upcoming Top Gear Live Tour.  We are thrilled to announce that this means that the show will go on in Johannesburg at The Ticketpro Dome from the 12th – 14th June 2015.  Clarkson, Hammond and May will be in attendence with their unique and irreverent brand of entertainment.  Loyal fans that purchased Christmas Vouchers will still receive priority seating at the show.  Tickets will officially go on sale soon. 

The official press statement is as follows:

BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live remaining dates

Category: BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live remaining dates:BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live remaining dates:

So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. These events will not however feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content. We believe this is a sensible approach in the circumstances.”

(A decision has also been made to reschedule the Festival planned for Sydney in April until July of this year and will instead become an indoor arena show staged in both Melbourne on 18-19 July and Sydney on 25 -26 July. The live shows that were due to have taken place in Stavanger, Norway last weekend have been re-scheduled to 20-21 June. We are confirming the full details directly to ticket holders in their local markets.)

Brand Events statement: “This is a great solution for the fans. We’d like to thank our ticket holders for their continued patience. The fans are the most important people to Jeremy, Richard and James so we’re delighted to be able to say ‘we’re still coming’. We’re sure it’ll be something you won’t want to miss.” 

We will keep you updated on all the latest developments.

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