Jeremy Clarkson and James May look forward to South Yorkshire ‘homecoming’ at Sheffield show

Clarkson, Hammond and May Live is coming to Sheffield next month
Clarkson, Hammond and May Live is coming to Sheffield next month

Jeremy Clarkson says James May and himself are looking forward to their South Yorkshire homecoming as their arena tour visits Sheffield next month.

Clarkson, who grew up in Doncaster, and May, who is from Rotherham, will be at the Motorpoint Arena with Richard Hammond between June 5 and 7.

The shows were originally Top Gear Live, but have been rebranded after Clarkson’s recent sacking from the BBC show.

Clarkson said he still ‘completely’ feels a connection with his Yorkshire roots.

He said: “You don’t really lose the sense of where you’re from. Mick Jagger still knows he’s from Dartford.

“James also grew up in Rotherham, so it’ll be a homecoming of sorts for the two of us, and we shall mock Hammond mercilessly.”

Highlights of the arena show, which will not be using clips from Top Gear or performances from The Stig, will include the world’s largest ‘Cage of Death’, where seven motorcyclists use centrifugal force to circle the inside of a giant globe and a driving sequence featuring two custom built BMW M3s covered in over 600 metres of LED lighting.

The visit to Sheffield is part of a world tour that had been put in doubt by Mr Clarkson’s sacking from the BBC show.

A spokesman for Brand Events said at the time the compromise to remove BBC branding but allow the performances to continue under a new name was a ‘great solution for the fans’.

A spokesman said: “The fans are the most important people to Jeremy, Richard and James so we’re delighted to be able to say ‘we’re still coming’. We’re sure it’ll be something you won’t want to miss.”

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