All motorheads will no doubt be joining me in sending good wishes and vibes to Richard Hammond, the 36-year-old Top Gear presenter who was critically injured in the Vampire, Britain’s fastest car, at some 280 mph. Hamster, we are with you—especially those of us who have to put up with a few other blokes presenting a telly programme.
The latest news is that Richard has suffered a brain injury but doctors say a good recovery is expected. Jeremy Clarkson apparently told the Murdoch Press that Richard did react to a joke he made, by smiling. ‘Hammond’s smile had “convinced me he will live”, he said.’
Update: Hammond is out of intensive care. Posted by Jack Yan, 00:27
Join you in this & wish Richard all the best. The news seems to be encouraging. I only hope the show survives this and the BBC resist the, already active, anti Top Gear brigade.
That is true, Robin. Noël Edmonds’ Late Late Breakfast Show was cancelled as a result of an accidental death, and Top Gear was cancelled once before while the magazine kept going. I hope the BBC sees sense and keeps it going: its biggest motive, I must say, is the earning capacity of this show. But I am disturbed that the number of episodes keeps dropping, which leads me to believe it’s not as favoured by the corporation as it should be. And it can’t go back to its earlier, safer, more documentary-style format, because the rights for that have been sold to Channel 5 (Fifth Gear).Post a Comment
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