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Old 07-06-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Exclamation Rumor Killing: No, Richard And James Arenít Leaving

A bunch of what are essentially gossip magazines in the UK have been reporting that Richard and James are threatening to leave the show if they donít get a pay raise to match Jeremyís pay. Unsurprisingly this is all a load of BS.
Andy does a good job of explaining the whole situation in his lastest blog post:


Just for the record, Richard and Jamesís contracts are up soon - no big deal, contracts do end - and their agents are negotiating new ones.
They want an amount, the BBC wants to pay a different amount - again, no surprises there, thatís how business works every minute of every day - and thereíll be horse trading until a number is reached.
But let me also say Richard and James have never ever ever asked to be on equal pay to Jeremy. They are the first to admit that he came up with the new show, and that he does nothing but this show and is the engine room of it, whereas they, quite understandably, like to do other projects as well as Top Gear, and therefore the pay should reflect that.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by mehran7 View Post
A bunch of what are essentially gossip magazines in the UK have been reporting that Richard and James are threatening to leave the show if they donít get a pay raise to match Jeremyís pay. Unsurprisingly this is all a load of BS.
Andy does a good job of explaining the whole situation in his lastest blog post:


Just for the record, Richard and Jamesís contracts are up soon - no big deal, contracts do end - and their agents are negotiating new ones.
They want an amount, the BBC wants to pay a different amount - again, no surprises there, thatís how business works every minute of every day - and thereíll be horse trading until a number is reached.
But let me also say Richard and James have never ever ever asked to be on equal pay to Jeremy. They are the first to admit that he came up with the new show, and that he does nothing but this show and is the engine room of it, whereas they, quite understandably, like to do other projects as well as Top Gear, and therefore the pay should reflect that.
And what makes you so sure?
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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And who may "Andy" be?
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #4
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And who is richard and james? (joke)
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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And who is richard and james? (joke)
hahah funny! as i was reading this i thought wat a fuking noob. then i read joke. lol.

i think they should hav close the same amount of pay. not necessarily equal pay seeing as Jeremy was sole in the idea of the show. but they should get close to the same. because the show is not the same without 1 of them. they all bring something special to show. and after 11 seasons, i think the idea who came up with the idea should not play as big a role in the pay grade. i think that they should get close to the same amount, but not necessarily the same.
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