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Top Gear To Air Crash Footage

Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 17:08 by Simon Kimber

After a few months’ delay Top Gear is set to return to BBC Two on the 28th January.  The new series was put on-hold after presenter Richard Hammond suffered a dramatic accident while filming a piece about that ideal everyday family runabout - a jet-engined dragster capable of over 300mph.

Hammond, who suffered brain trauma and amnesia as a result of the crash, has made a remarkable recovery with apparently no lasting damage and will be back on the show beside co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May, business as usual.

Speculation over whether the footage of the accident would be used on the show was pretty much cleared up by Clarkson today in an interview with The Sun. The curly-haired TV presenter equivalent of “Marmite” said that all going well they would be bringing the Hamster crash to our screens.

“Half the world wants to see the crash so I??m sure we will show it.” said Clarkson.

“We??re looking into whether we??ve enough footage of good quality. I imagine we??ll be using it in the first show.”

He added that Hammond himself, who’s amnesia left him with no memory of the crash, is just as keen to see the tape.

Thankfully the pompous Political Correctness Brigade, who at the time of the accident were threatening to campaign for Top Gear’s cancellation, have found other things in their Daily Mails to worry about leaving the way clear, according to Clarkson, for 35 of the show’s trademark stunts including the launch of a homemade space shuttle.

Some people just never learn!

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