BBC’s new Top Gear hasn’t even been relaunched yet, and it is already facing a setback.
Lisa Clark, the show’s executive producer, is quitting just five months after being brought on by new host Chris Evans. The two had previously worked together.
The sudden departure deals a blow to the show’s looming relaunch in May. The popular show is facing a huge hurdle as it tries to reinvent itself after Jeremy Clarkson was fired for punching someone and co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond also quit to show their support for Clarkson. The new BBC show is also abandoning the three host format.
BBC says Clark’s departure wont affect the new show’s launch date of May 8 or the rest of the production schedule. Clark came on board to replace Alex Renton, who has followed the original Top Gear trio for their new Amazon Prime show. A new executive producer will be named in the new year.
[Source: The Guardian]