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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and ex-hosts sign on for Amazon car show

The former hosts of the BBC's popular Top Gear program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.

Move to Amazon feels like 'I've climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship,' says Clarkson

Ex-Top Gear hosts (from left) James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have all signed on for a new car show to stream on Amazon Prime. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

The former hosts of the BBC's popular Top Gear program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.

Amazon said Thursday that Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have committed to three series of the show, with the first to be broadcast in 2016.

Clarkson said moving to Amazon's streaming service felt "like I've climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship."

Clarkson was fired in March after he punched a producer during an off-set altercation. The show's two other hosts also left

Top Gear has won a huge global following with its mix of car tips, driving stunts and jokey banter. The BBC says the show will continue with new hosts.

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