No more TopGear until 2013? Huh?

Posted by Top Gear Australia at 1:03 pm on Wednesday May 9, 2012

TopGearers, it might be time to enter into a 10-day mourning period after hearing the news that there might be no new TopGear season until next year.

Yesterday, TopGear supremo Jeremy Clarkson suggested the show will break with tradition and won’t produce a new season for later this year. You can blame the London Olympics, most likely.

UPDATE 11/10/2012: Filming kicks-off for new, 2013 TopGear series

Talking to a South African radio program, Jezza said the upcoming Top Gear Live tour, expected to also visit Australia, would be the only time the three hosts work together this year.

“It is going to be, it better be absolutely fantastic, it’s also about the only time the three of us are working together this year because there’s no Top Gear on this year.”

Listen to the interview here. The potentially heart-crushingly bad news is at 8:14…

So yes, not great news. We’ve contacted our friends at the BBC to see if this is true. Stand by.

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  1. Michael Puck Grose said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Can’t they drive the medical cars that follow the marathon?

  2. Benny Fisher said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm Link to comment Report comment

    noooo!!

  3. Mack Mitchell said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm Link to comment Report comment

    noooooooooooooooooooo i cried enough when i thought it was 6 months 12 months is not good enough bbc beeter have another season this year

  4. Joseph Haddad said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm Link to comment Report comment

    no way, absolutely not. this is preposterous, it is injustice. i would rather watch top gear than the olympics. (like if you agree with me)

  5. Jakey Johnson said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Noooooo!!!! That’s like the only thing I watch on tv!!! Stupid Olympics!!!!!

  6. Davis Harrigan said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Not a chance.

  7. Dane Gray said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    fack!!!!

  8. Sam Swanson said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    i’ve got no real problems, as long as they return in the winter with an appropriately long season. bring us 12 consecutive episodes in the winter/fall and its all copacetic in my book.

  9. Andrew Tunney said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Cancel the bloody Olympics!!

  10. Tim Roc Hay said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Tell the BBC to get stuffed, what u should do is just make a the six months of the olympics a topgear olympic special, same sports as the olympics except have cars involved, have the TG australia guys involved, invite TG friends from other countries & There you go a topgear olympics.

  11. Mack Mitchell said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm Link to comment Report comment

    this is going to drive me mental now what do i have to keep me going this year i have nothing to look forward to

  12. Darren van Ek said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Yeah I have enough repeats to survive but a 12 episode season next year would be awesome

  13. Trish Gill said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Thats just ruined my day, dammit

  14. Mack Mitchell said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm Link to comment Report comment

    They need to have a great adventure Australia special if they don’t have another season of top gear this year

  15. James Derksen said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Make a london olympics top gear special. Do more car sports.

  16. Amusaa Von Koenigseg said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm Link to comment Report comment

    boooo!! wer is the unlike button

  17. Elana Yannuccelli said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm Link to comment Report comment

    OH NO!!!!!!

  18. Mok Zilla said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Boooooo! Looks like Top Gear just dropped to Neutral and put the hand break on..

  19. Ruchi Mb said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Nooooo way. Find a solution for it.

  20. Ryan Kemp said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I can’t see why they can’t film a new season? Will all the BBC camera men be busy or something?

  21. Isaac Walton said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm Link to comment Report comment

    id take quality over quantity anyday

  22. Leo Cañongo said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm Link to comment Report comment

    that suck, there is no point of having cable.

  23. staticsan said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm Link to comment Report comment

    At least it gives the BBC time to release seasons 17 and 18 on DVD, both of which I’ve barely watched because of the schedule shenanigans by Nine.

    But a proper Aussie adventure would be good. Say, Darwin to Sydney?

  24. parabolica said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Maybe the boys would get an invite at the opening or closing ceremonies..

  25. MercRules said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm Link to comment Report comment

    They should at least do a one-off Olympics special, maybe even a two or three part series about the Olympics. Waiting a whole year will be torture:(

  26. Bach said...
    Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Please, please, please make an Olympics special. Top Gear gives me something to look forward to in life.

  27. Black dog said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 12:05 am Link to comment Report comment

    Cock!this isnt a more serious problem – is it??

  28. spandau tango 5 said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 11:19 am Link to comment Report comment

    Im sure the terrorist will put an end to the olympics and then BBC will have egg on their faces for not doing the series.

  29. jay-p said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm Link to comment Report comment

    NO WAY i could wait but if you guys make us wait u just better make sure the 1st ep is extra long and packed with surprises

  30. Zach said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm Link to comment Report comment

    WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!

  31. Zach said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm Link to comment Report comment

    wh oh why oh why this is soo annoying i wish this could stay on its just the olympics!?

  32. jkfromtheusa said...
    Thursday May 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I gotta say.

    Olympics is from 27 July until 12 August. By my count, that’s 17 days total.

    BBC can’t use the days before then to prepare another season? Then, start the new Top Gear after the games?

    Hell, the Olympics make a great background for Top Gear…world’s best athletes…world’s best car show…world’s best cars. Talk about passing up on opportunity.

    IMHO, BBC is missing out on a huge opportunity here.

  33. Clarkshin said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm Link to comment Report comment

    ….nooooooo! and YES I will cry because the Australian version is sooo awkwardly-bad, it makes X-Factor look better! Ah well.

  34. Brian said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I WILL miss it, but maybe not all together a bad things, they can make a mega Christmas Special, and they it will give them a chance to come back with some great new ideas, it has started to get a bit stale in places.

  35. James said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I don’t mind but a good idea would be to have double the amount of episodes in early 2013 so it will be like season 19 and 20 in one. To make up for no second season this year.

  36. COWELL SUCKS said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm Link to comment Report comment

    What an utterly appalling crock of sh1t. I hope – like literally, genuinely hope – that anvils fall on every single person involved with X Factor. If I wake up tomorrow and discover everyone on that show has been squished by heavy objects, I’ll be very happy.

  37. Speeding_Donkey said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm Link to comment Report comment

    This is a load of sh1t. Go tell Cowell to suck a d1ck because topgear is 100000000000 times better than his stupid X Factor!!!!

  38. rimedioafte said...
    Friday May 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm Link to comment Report comment

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  39. aussie said...
    Saturday May 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Pfft, EF simple simons show, TG is a must, EFFIN fools run the network,,this is tragic.

  40. Gianni said...
    Sunday May 13, 2012 at 9:38 am Link to comment Report comment

    This is just utter crap. I love watching TopGear and for a show which is based on (and the only reason it get’s ratings) nothing but Simon Cowell’s criticisms? I think there is something wrong with that. TopGear is by far the superior show and Clarkson is right. Why would anyone want to watch a show about fat people singing and trying to tell their sob stories.

  41. Ryan said...
    Sunday May 13, 2012 at 11:25 am Link to comment Report comment

    Top Gear is the best show in the world and it sucks that I won’t see a new episode until 2013. I personally think it is because of the X factor.

  42. Josh said...
    Sunday May 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Not a problem for me becuase we’re behind by a whole season in the southern hemisphere :P As for Jeremy and the gang. That has gotta suck! If i was in london, id definitly be pissed.

  43. Stig said...
    Sunday May 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Noooooo Stuipd Olympics,,, Ye they can take the injured sportsmen to … a far hospital.. cmon we need a race.. ! and this stupid X factor who the fcck even looks at that shi..t

  44. faat tony said...
    Monday May 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm Link to comment Report comment

    oh cock!!!!

  45. Top gear Awesome said...
    Monday May 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Don’t stop Top Gear this autumn make it happen!

  46. only one owner said...
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Rumors are running rife that there will be no more top gear

  47. Eranda said...
    Sunday June 3, 2012 at 1:48 am Link to comment Report comment

    Oh come on I cant live without TOP GEAR, it has become a part of my LIFEEEEEEEEEE>>>!!!!!!!!

  48. red bull lol said...
    Saturday June 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    i would to see top gear doing stunts at the olmpics, they should get bolt to run and have the new astin martin racing it or something like that! it would be so cool if they could ruin the 100m sprint or something i miss top gear so much because it gives me such a buzz

  49. pmad96 said...
    Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 3:43 am Link to comment Report comment

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO way best thing on tv these days come back very soon im sick of essex programs!!!!

  50. Mr Duarte said...
    Saturday July 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm Link to comment Report comment

    In Britain is Cowell In Portugal is the same type of programs in all channels.. No one knows how to sing but everyone appears on de Tv…rubbish… until the next season of TopGear i´m reviewing (again) all the previous seasons of TG… You are now on my DNA!

    PS: release more videos of your footage please!

    Greetings from Portugal

  51. Stuart said...
    Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Sodding stupid Olymipcs and the millions wasted on it. Replace it with Top Gear any day. Come on Jeremy sort it out!

  52. Davey said...
    Saturday July 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Instead of playing season 19 next January, why can’t they churn out season 20 for next January and put on season 19 this year regardless? Who likes The X Factor anyway? Also, the BBC have 4 channels, they can find another timeslot, surely.

  53. Top Gear! said...
    Sunday July 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I am very sorry that it took you to your very interesting series Top Gear. I strongly feel you up. And wait you back to the 19 season. Your all a greater fan of Latvian. And I think that it is not fair that you can not resume the shoot and during the show. Its a very interesting program Top Gear.

  54. Tito said...
    Friday July 20, 2012 at 4:46 am Link to comment Report comment

    Cancel olympics :D .. we want TopGear :)

  55. Hannah said...
    Friday July 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I’ll be watching reruns on my laptop

  56. uah said...
    Saturday July 28, 2012 at 2:51 am Link to comment Report comment

    NOOOOO CANT BELIVE IT WHY DOES IT TAKE SOO LONG BETWEEN EACH SERIES OMG !!!!!

  57. tshannon92 said...
    Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 5:48 am Link to comment Report comment

    I still cannot believe no top gear til 2013

  58. DHelvian said...
    Friday August 3, 2012 at 7:50 am Link to comment Report comment

    No summer top gear is fine, but why not start in fall?!

  59. Nicolò said...
    Friday August 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm Link to comment Report comment

    This is a very very very bad news..
    Someone says that the olympics games are rubbish, i say that i can’t wait 12months without topgear!

  60. Nash said...
    Saturday August 25, 2012 at 1:38 am Link to comment Report comment

    No way ! Too long a wait .

  61. TOP GEAR IS AWESOME! said...
    Sunday September 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Top gear is like breathing! It is an essential to life! I can’t live without it! I think I need my pump!!!

  62. Videnov said...
    Monday October 1, 2012 at 3:17 am Link to comment Report comment

    I can’t wait any moreeeeeee. I want new and longer season of Top Gear!

  63. tezza78 said...
    Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I cant wait that long. dont the executives realise that the demographic for top gear will not be the same as xfactor or whatever it is and we will watch top gear instead of that anyways…pretty sure top gear is not aimed at 15yr old girls

  64. Anonymous said...
    Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 10:05 am Link to comment Report comment

    Top Gear IS TOP GEAR, unique, strong program
    that is entertainment, education and all
    so unpredictable that it is why I changed
    cable companies to get BBC America…..
    who the hell thought this was a good idea?

  65. antjoe81 said...
    Friday October 12, 2012 at 5:14 am Link to comment Report comment

    iam well and truely p!!!!! off at the fact i pay a t.v licence , whitch i mite add is a rip off and one of the few things i enjoy on the bbc and never miss, i now have to wait because the bbc dont av the townhalls to put the greatest show on earth on at the same time as the crap ones that sing real badly on itv if i was to go into a four letter rant about how bitterly disappointed i am i would be typeing untill the age of man has come full circle and jesus himself if there was such a bloke has resarected with an i-phone thingy two million billion shout at the screen auto time machine dail up light speed telephone hovver handset….my parting note is simple..that f!!! there still making and showing the greatest ever programe to ever grace t.v,s globally

    kind regards

    anthony mccabe from st helens merseyside

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    Monday October 15, 2012 at 1:18 am Link to comment Report comment

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  67. Batshane said...
    Sunday October 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I can’t believe this, I am suffering from a Top Gear addiction, and there is so much re-runs you can watch, I’m actually starting to watch re-runs and switching off half way through because I have already seen it 5 or 6 times… Please, kick Cowell in the coit, and get me some new Top Gear…

  68. SimonGTR777 said...
    Thursday October 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I think it’s about time the BBC woke up to itself. Top Gear is one of the biggest shows on earth and watched all over the World. I beleive it’s the best show of all time. There is no way UK X factor could be anywhere near Top Gears international ratings. Come on BBC, Man Up!
    BOO YAH!

  69. pepi said...
    Friday November 9, 2012 at 1:58 am Link to comment Report comment

    NO, we need TOP GEAR NOW…

  70. Laurens said...
    Friday November 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Apart from Assassin’s Creed, it is the only reason for me to own a television!

    Seems all the guys show their soft side here.

  71. Mojo 6935 said...
    Tuesday November 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm Link to comment Report comment

    A much needed break to develop new material after the disappointing cliches and rehashed gags of last season.

  72. gearhead said...
    Tuesday November 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm Link to comment Report comment

    nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooo  !!!!! do i have wait nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooo ooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

  73. qwertyqwerty said...
    Monday December 24, 2012 at 7:13 am Link to comment Report comment

    i think the olimpics should have been run by topgear would be the best challenge yet!

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