It is reported that former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond and the show's former executive producer, Andy Wilman, have held discussions with ITV about a possible move to the commercial broadcaster.  

The Guardian says the three presenters met ITV's Director of Television, Peter Fincham, and ITV's Director of Entertainment and Comedy, Elaine Bedell, at Fincham's London home on Wednesday.

Fincham is a former controller of BBC One.

The paper says the trio cannot bring the Top Gear brand with them to the commercial broadcaster if a deal is agreed. 

An ITV spokesman said: "We haven't commented and aren't planning to comment on the continual Top Gear speculation which is swirling around the television industry."