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    Just a little Question

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      Just a little Question

      It would appear that since Richard Hammonds accident, it seems that the future of the programme 'Top Gear' is in some doubt, I do not think the BBC should remove it because of an accident, what do you think?, ban the programme, tone it down a little (i.e. let the presenters drive cars most of us on here would be more familiar with), or just ban Jeremy Clarkson.....me? leave it mainly as it is, but a little less of Koenigsegg/Ferrari/Lamborghini/Noble etc.


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      imho

      If they stop the program, that would be like kicking a man when he's down.

      They won't drop it, the biggest gesture they could do for him, is once he is recovered fully, show the incident (if he agrees) and let them talk about it, as if nothing happened.

      Only of course if he fully recovers. I am positive he would not want something like that to stop a really succesful program, which is partly to do with him.

      Without him, Top Gear would not be Top Gear!
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      I would really hate to think that the BBC would be so stupid but then its they have been known to cut off their noses to spite their faces before so we will have to watch and wait.
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      I think it has met with such a response in part, due to the recent death of Steve Irwin. These events have handed the media a hot topic, and to be honest I think that altering Top gear, or any show where presenters willingly and knowingly take part in dangerous activities is a very slipery slope.

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      On SKy news they have stated that people in the UK have donated 130k to the Air Ambulance that took Hammy to hospital.

      That just goes to show how popular and respected the hamster is, he is a cult star.
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      Yep and someone gave 50,000 as well
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      It's a shame that it takes such an accident,
      to highlight the need to maintain the splendid service,
      the Air Ambulance gives.
      and indeed all the other emergency services.
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      The only problem I suspect that most people have with Top Gear is, how many viewers will actually ever get to drive a Koenigsegg/Ferrari/Noble/TVR?, I suspect not many, and, may I suggest that Jeremy Clarkson may be a bit to controversial for some viewers liking, his views on global warming caused by fossil fueled vehicles is horrendous, he also gives the appearance of a 'child with a new toy' when given a fast car to drive, nobody in their right mind would drive a car the way Top Gear presenters do, Hammy included.

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      But that is a big part of what Top Gear is about. It is a chance to vicarioulsy experience things that the average Joe would never get to do. It is not what appeals to everyone, but it is a part of the appeal.

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      I would never get to drive any of the cars that they drivel over, let alone own one.

      Still don't stop me from watching it tho, its just a funny show
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