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Top Gear presenters 'sad' during final scenes

Filming their final Top Gear scenes was a sad moment for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, the show's former executive producer has said.

Andy Wilman, who helped relaunch the series in 2002, quit the hit TV series in the wake of Clarkson's departure.

Viewers will see Clarkson, May and Hammond (inset) behind the wheel of classic cars and beaten-up 4x4s in their final challenges as a trio screened on BBC2 later this month, before Top Gear returns with new host Chris Evans.

Wilman admitted to being "very sad" about filming the final scenes with the presenters.

"The final session without Jeremy was very poignant," he told Radio Times magazine. "We've had a lot of fun, but we had a job to do and we got it done without tears."