Jeremy Clarkson to become UK's highest-paid TV host. Here's how many millions he'll make from the new Amazon show

Getting the sack from the BBC might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to Jeremy Clarkson.

Clarkson is set to make £10m a year in fees for his new Amazon car show with James May and Richard Hammond.

This means he’d earn £800,000 per episode making him Britain’s highest-paid TV host.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “Jeremy will be looking at £9.6m a series with the other two not far behind, on the same deal as the producer.

“Clarkson may have lamped someone over a hot dinner but he’ll be raking it in.”

Amazon Prime is set spend £4.5m on filming each episode. Its total budget for the show is reportedly £160m on 36 episodes over three years.

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, admitted that the show is going to be “very, very, very expensive” for the company. 


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Readers' comments (3)

  • I would probably need to be paid twice that to watch it!
    Surprised at Amazon as they have shown some brilliant drama like Turn (Washington spies) - guess they have to cater for all tastes including tasteless!

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  • I agree Brian but we know and amazon know it has a huge following around the world.And what does a global corporate such as Amazon care about the moral issus involved. what a fine example to set our children Mr.C and Amazon, that punching somebody gets you on in life. Only consolation is how happy it seems to make Mr Clarkson-just look at his picture above, money obviously isn't everything to Jeremy

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  • This is obviously what our subscription fee to Amazon Prime will be spent on.

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