Clarkson reported to be earning £10m a year for new show

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson is set to receive £10million a year for a new motoring show hosted on the Amazon Prime platform.

The former Top Gear presenter is due to net £800,000 per episode following his signing by Amazon.His former co-presenters, Richard Hammond and James May, will also join Clarkson, each receiving £7.2million a year. Top Gear's former producer Andy Wilman has also signed with the trio and he too will be earning £7.2million each year.

The former Top Gear host was sacked from the BBC earlier this year after he was punched a producer on the show.

After months of speculation as to which broadcaster or online streaming service would sign the three presenters, it was announced that Amazon has managed to secure a deal. It is reported that Amazon spent £160m to sign up the trio for a three-year period together with the budget for each show.

If these payment details are correct, it would mean that Clarkson would become the highest-paid broadcaster in Britain.

Clarkson was initially bound by a contract with wouldn't allow him to be part of a car show hosted by another British channel.

However, since the Amazon Prime platform is hosted in America, it gets around this particular part of the contract.

Upon launch, the new show will go head-to-head with a new series of Top Gear hosted by Chris Evans.

The Amazon Prime service has been gaining popularity, with users paying a yearly fee of £79 to watch films and TV shows on a multitude of devices
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