Update: BBC worldwide spokeswoman says the report regarding Clarkson and Warne hosting Top Gear Australia is “Utter nonsense”.
Update: SBS Australia says “we are negotiating with BBC Worldwide who own the rights”.
Australia cricket legend Shane Warne is rumored to be the new co-host of a new series of Top Gear Australia. The show which currently airs on SBS will also move over to Channel Nine.
Shane Warne is a well known car fanatic, owning such cars as a black Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, but his rumored co-host is what has caused the biggest surprise, it’s Top Gear original Jeremy Clarkson.
Reports say the duo will host six episodes together, however no formal agreement has yet been signed. Nine says an agreement is more than likely in the next few days.
The car-show role would be the first TV presenting gig for Shane Warne, apart from his Lamborghini, Warne also owns or has owned a Ferrari 355 Spider a Ferrari 360 Spider, two Mercedes four-wheel-drives, two BMWs, and a Holden VK Commodore.
Of course we can’t forget Warne’s rather interesting accident last year when he crashed one of his Mercedes into a tram.
If the deal goes ahead, it will mean the end of the current Top Gear Australia hosted on SBS by Steve Pizzati, Warren Brown and this year joined by James Morrison.