Can Top Gear continue without Jeremy Clarkson? Vote in our poll

Top Gear's future is up in the air following Jeremy Clarkson's suspension over a "fracas" with a producer.

Three of the current series' episodes have been pulled from the schedules, and it is currently not clear if the show will return, with or without Clarkson.

Hundreds of thousands of fans have already called for Clarkson to be reinstated, and Top Gear remains a hugely popular programme around the world. But would it be anywhere near as successful without Clarkson front and centre?

James May and Richard Hammond are also integral to its popularity, but could the show remain as popular with just the two of them or perhaps a new presenter?

Bookmakers have already picked the likes of Chris Evans, Jake Humphrey, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Eddie Irvine as potential replacements, but would they have the same impact? Or is it time for the show to come to an abrupt end?
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True Blood

10pm, FX

After a patchy season of extreme gore, glowing fairy lights and evil Englishmen, True Blood draws to a close . . . but another has already been commissioned. There's the seemingly imminent and surprisingly honourable death of an old favourite to worry about, as well as the fact that someone has spilled the beans to Sookie about Bill Compton's motives for coming to Bon Temps in the first place. Meanwhile, Tara's finally had enough, Bill gets angry, and Sookie investigates her heritage. Rebecca Nicholson


6.30pm, Channel 4

Culmination of the week-long rape trial during which a jury of real people have considered the evidence in the case of Gilly Roach and Jacqui McQueen. We won't actually see the jury, but they'll decide on Roach's guilt or innocence and the action will continue onscreen accordingly. It's
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'The Stig' joins Channel 5's Fifth Gear

Ben Collins, who appeared as mystery driver on BBC2's Top Gear, to co-present rival motoring show

Richard Desmond's Channel 5 has hired Ben Collins, the racing driver who played Top Gear's the Stig, to appear in rival motoring show Fifth Gear.

Collins, who appeared as the helmet-wearing "mystery" driver on BBC2's Top Gear from 2003, was ditched from the show after it emerged he was preparing to publish a book on his racing experiences and unmask himself as the Stig. Last month the BBC failed to win an injunction to halt the publication of Collins's autobiography.

He will make his debut on the show, which also features former Top Gear presenters Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson, when the new series of Fifth Gear starts next Friday night.

Collins will take on "Stig-like" roles, in a "colourful racing suit", and also appear as a co-presenter minus racing garb. However, he
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ITV greenlights 'Britain's Biggest Loser'

ITV1 has commissioned Britain's Biggest Loser, a daily weight-loss show based on the original Us format. Loser follows the lives of dramatically overweight people as they undertake a strict diet and exercise regime in order to shed pounds. Participants begin in couples, but ultimately only one person can walk away with the cash prize. A UK version was previously made for Living TV in 2005 and fronted by Vicki Butler-Henderson. It was axed after two series, with eventual I'd Do Anything champ Jodie Prenger winning the second series. The Biggest Loser format has been adapted in 25 different (more)
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