Navigate your browser over to TopGear.com. Notice anything different? Check that top banner image: Where once we saw Clarkson, Hammond, May, and The Stig facing us, now only the tame racing driver remains.
I guess it was bound to happen. Clarkson was let go a few weeks back, after he assaulted a Top Gear producer over a catering misunderstanding. Already skating on thin ice thanks to , the BBC chose not to renew Clarkson's contract.
That leaves the whole series in limbo: The BBC has committed to airing the remaining episodes of this season, which were postponed during the fracas, and the network insists it will continue producing new seasons in the post-Clarkson era.
What's unclear is whether former Clarkson coworkers Richard Hammond and James May will return to Top Gear in the next season. Both hosts have updated their Twitter bios: Hammond's reads "Can't explain it really ... er, I do this car show and stuff," and May's says "Former TV presenter only remembered for saying 'Oh cock'."
The folks who run TopGear.com seem to be hedging their bets, scrubbing the three hosts' images from the site's top banner and swapping in a dreamy headshot of The Stig, apparently gazing upon a Ferrari LaFerrari.