The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Clarkson pay hits top gear


JEREMY Clarkson will be Britain’s highest-paid TV host for his new Amazon Prime series. He will be paid the equivalent of his former BBC annual salary for each episode.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said it was “very, very, very expensive” to bring Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars, James May and Richard Hammond to his digital TV service. Clarkson will reportedly be paid £10 million ($21.6 million) a year for the as yet unnamed car show – 10 times his former annual fee.

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