clarkson_hammon_may_amazonFilming is due to start on Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon motoring show within “a couple of weeks” the star confirmed today.

Clarkson took to Twitter to reassure fans that “much” about the new show “is already sorted” after co-star James May was reported as saying that little work had been done on the series.

May made the remarks while speaking about his new BBC programme which is being filmed at BMW’s Mini plant in Oxford.

In July it was confirmed that Clarkson, May and fellow former Top Gear star Richard Hammond have signed a lucrative £160m deal with online shopping giant Amazon to produce 36 episodes of a new car show to be overseen by their long-time producer Andy Wilman.

Earlier this month research carried out by staff at Buzzfeed and SEENIT writer Martin Hoscik revealed the show could be called Gear Knobs after trademarks for the brand were registered by a law firm associated with Clarkson.

Although the presenter made no reference to the report or potential name, he told fans: “May is busy with other stuff but Hammond, Wilman and I are extremely busy putting our new show together. Much is already sorted.”

He added: “Sorry about the lengthy absence from Twitter. These are very very very busy times. Fun though.

“To be even more clear, filming starts in a couple of weeks. And yes, all of us will be involved.”