That's BBC-speak for, We canned Clarkson, so he took his friends and went out on his own. Rats, foiled again! The marketplace has a habit of doing that. And the trois terribles aren't above rubbing the BBC's face in it;Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming video service.
The trio will front three series of a new motoring programme for Amazon Prime, with the first season to be made available worldwide in 2016.
The move follows their departure from the hit BBC Two show earlier this year.
In a statement from Amazon, Clarkson said: "I feel like I've climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship."Nor will the competitors fail to press their advantage;
Hammond said: "Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant." And May added: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?"
Amazon Prime Video EU vice-president Jay Marine said: "Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen.
"We can't wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016."