As TopGear and Argentina face-off in a tit-for-tat war of words, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been spotted in the Northern Territory.

THE DAILY MAIL Australia is reporting that TopGear UK hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May spotted this week in the Northern Territory filming an upcoming special for TV. A local in Belly Springs, NT took images and video of a BMW M6, Nissan GT-R and a Bentley Continental cruising along a deserted stretch of Outback highway before meeting up with a camera crew.

Not be outdone, the NT News has also reported sightings of the TV trio, but wasn’t able to locate them, although it’s believed the TV show was filming at the Pine Creek open pit mine today.

The arrival in Australia comes after TopGear UK was forced to abandon filming of a Christmas TV special in Argentina, after numberplates on the vehicles driven by the presenters were claimed to reference the 1982 Falklands War. Claims that were denied by both TopGear and the BBC.

TopGear presenters and crew were attacked by protesters throwing rocks, with Clarkson quoted as saying it was “the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been involved in”. Clarkson has written about his experience in Argentina, blaming its Government for targeting the TV show, a claim that has been strenuously denied by Argentina’s ambassador to the UK.

If you spot the trio while they’re touring the Outback, let us know.

Photo: By Emily Worrall


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