Top Gear trio arrive in Sydney for live shows
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May arrived in Sydney on Thursday as they continue their world tour, just days after Clarkson was accused of sending a homophobic tweet.
The former Top Gear trio were seen leaving an airport in Sydney together ahead of shows this Saturday and Sunday, following two live performances in Perth last weekend.
Jeremy, 55, looked in good spirits as he exited the airport, just three days after causing controversy by tweeting a poor-taste joke about being sacked by the BBC
The former Top Gear presenter, who was wearing a green jacket with blue jeans as he carried a brown men's bag out of the terminal, tweeted a picture of him and Richard, 45, outside of the Margaret River Fudge Factory near Perth.
His caption on the picture said: 'We have got jobs at last. Here. As packers'.
His joke was a nod to a phrase commonly considered a slur used to describe gay men, and caused uproar.
A spokesman for gay rights charity Stonewall said: 'We can't quite see Clarkson in the confectionery industry, maybe it's the sour taste that his racist and homophobic slurs leave. All we can see him packing up at the moment is his career.'
The former motoring show presenters were in Perth for their Clarkson, Hammond and May Live tour, which was called Top Gear Live before Jeremy was sacked for punching a producer.
Around 14,000 people watched each of the shows, which saw Jeremy battle against a team of Australians in a game called The Cr-Ashes.
After entering the arena on a hovercraft, he said: 'Welcome, to what for legal reasons is now called Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.'
He joked: 'For legal reasons, nothing we have ever done together has ever happened. Our lawyers tell us that, for legal reasons, we have never met.'
The presenters look set to appear back on television screens soon, with ITV said to be close to striking a deal for a new motoring show.
Meanwhile new Top Gear host Chris Evans is looking to recruit new presenters to join him on the revamped BBC programme.