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Twitter implodes after Top Gear trio defect to Amazon Prime

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We just found out that Amazon Prime struck a deal to brodcast a car show presented by Top Gear's ex-hosts, but not everyone's happy about it.

What seems to be vexing everyone is that Amazon Prime won the series, rather than rival broadcasters like Netflix, ITV, or Channel 4.

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The show, which is due to start airing next year, will require an Amazon Prime membership to watch – that'll set you back £79 per year.

So unless you're willing to fork out serious cash for the subscription, you'll have to miss out on Clarkson's Top Gear 2.0.

That's unsurprisingly riled a lot of Top Gear fans up, as the original show needed little other than a TV or BBC iPlayer to watch.

And, as usual, nowhere is the indignation more fierce than on Twitter:

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What a cheery bunch. But hey, at least there's one person not hating on Amazon Prime. Not directly, anyway:

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Related: Netflix vs Amazon Prime Instant Video

Fortunately for the Top Gear dissidents, it seems Jeremy Clarkson still hasn't ironed out all of the details yet:

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What do you make of Clarkson & co.'s latest broadcasting venture? Let us know in the comments below.

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