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Top Gear: Andy Wilman is not Resigning, Email was Not for Public
Andy Wilman, Top Gear’s executive producer confirms in a statement that he is not leaving the show.
This statement was a reaction of his own email that leaked earlier and was rumored to be a resignation letter although it was intended as a private ‘note of thanks’. The email was sent to 113 members of the Top Gear family to thank and appreciate them.
The email was sent after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped by BBC and the studios denied to renew his contract because of a ‘fracas’ with a Top Gear producer. Clarkson was Wiman’s old school friend and they both began a new era of Top Gear in 2002.
Here are some bits of the email he sent as a token of appreciation:
“Well, at least we left ’em wanting more. And that alone, when you think about it, is quite an achievement for a show that started 13 years ago. For those of you who still rely on it for work, don’t worry, because the BBC will make sure the show continues. Our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show’s history, not the whole of it. Those two words are bigger than us.”
Wilman said in his statement, “The email I wrote yesterday was not a resignation statement, and nor was it meant for public consumption.”
What Wilman does not understand is everyone’s obsession with retweeting, sharing and leaking personal things. He condemns unnecessary distribution of private data and says that people must respect each other and their views.