Jeremy Clarkson to host 'the Cr-Ashes': ex-Top Gear team head to Oz
Jeremy Clarkson's live stadium shows in Perth this weekend will include an Ashes-style game of car cricket, pitting the Brits against an Australian team.
Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May touched down in Perth on Thursday, and will host two live shows over the weekend.
The show had initially been called Top Gear Live, but was stripped of its Top Gear branding after Clarkson's 'fracas' with a producer colleague, which led to his departure from the BBC.
Former Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
While the show was delayed, the current tour finally got underway in May, and the team have hosted it in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Norway.
Following this weekend's shows the trio will perform again at two shows in Sydney next weekend.
Hammond says the idea of the show was about "bringing the motor show to life, so you see the cars actually moving and doing stuff, which means you can hear them and enjoy them as the designers intended."
The car cricket competition will be an "Ashes-style game" where the trio will explore the rivalry between Australia and Britain.
On the flight this week from the UK to Perth Clarkson tweeted a photo of May sleeping with his mouth open, captioned "Oh no. It's dead."
Hammond responded with a jibe of his own: "Oh no, Grandma... I'll miss her."
When he woke May responded: " I'm not dead. I just saw you approaching, and pretended."
After the Sydney shows the trio will perform for one night in Warsaw and then return to London for five final performances.
The BBC is about to start producing a revamped version of Top Gear with DJ Chris Evans replacing Clarkson as the main presenter.
Meanwhile Clarkson, Hammond and May are believed to be negotiating a deal to present a motoring show for rival broadcasters.