Richard Hammond sparks fears he has left Top Gear

Independent News and Media

RICHARD Hammond has cast doubt over the future of Top Gear after he tweeted "there's nothing for me to 'quit'".

His cryptic tweet came a day after the show's former chief executive Andy Wilman - widely regarded as key to Top Gear's success - left the programme in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking.

The prospect of Top Gear returning to screens in the same format on the BBC became slimmer still, after James May told The Guardian before Wilman's departure that appearing beside a "surrogate Jeremy" would be "awks."

Good riddance Jeremy Clarkson: TV doesn't need you

Hours after Wilman stepped down from Top Gear, he was spotted with Clarkson and his former Top Gear co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond leaving the sacked presenter's house in west London.

The sighting fuelled rumours that programme will not return to the BBC, and its talent will instead create a new motoring show with another British broadcaster, or an online using a streaming platform such as Netflix or Amazon, MailOnline reported.

However, May told the website after the meeting that the men were simply "having a pint", and said he did not not know what he would do in the future.

Topics:  jeremy clarkson top gear

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

Local Partners