April 24, 2015: BBC confirmed that the top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s departure.
Wilman has contribute to resume the show and oversaw its growth into a globally successful programme. Former presenter Clarkson who who was was an old school friend of wilman was dropped from the show last month following a “fracas” with a producer.The BBC would not say whether or not Wilman’s decision to leave was related to Clarkson’s departure.
Previously when a leaked email suggested he was leaving he denied the fact. In the email he said that their stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but they were only part of the show’s history, not the whole of it.Those two words are bigger than us. He then said that it was neither a resignation statement nor meant for public consumption.
As per the source, Andy Wilman and Jeremy Clarkson came up with ideas to reinvigorate the programme when Top Gear was on the verge of being cancelled around 15 years ago.
David Sillito said that the two old school friends turned a slightly worthy motoring consumer programme in to an entertainment show that was funny, irreverent, highly-produced and a hit around the world.