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Top Gear was a British television programme about motor vehicles, primarily cars. Since its relaunch in 2002, the show was co-presented by Jeremy Clarkson. In 2015, Clarkson's contract with the BBC was cancelled, leading to an online petition to reinstate him.
Vernon Dursley, a noted admirer of expensive cars, was a fan of Top Gear. He considered Clarkson's hosting the only reason he paid for a television licence, and thus signed the petition to reinstate him.
Behind the scenes
- One of the reoccurring segments on Top Gear is titled "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" and features celebrities being interviewed and driving cars on the show's test track. This segment has featured various Harry Potter actors, including Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick/Griphook), as well as Stephen Fry, who does voice-over work for the British versions of the Harry Potter audiobooks.