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Andrew Neville "Andy" Wilman (born 16 August 1962) is an English television producer who is best known as the former executive producer of the Top Gear show, from 2002 to 2015. He was responsible for much of the show's style and humour, along with Jeremy Clarkson. He has also presented segments of the original Top Gear. He is primarily responsible for the creation of The Stig.[citation needed] Wilman and Clarkson both attended Repton School along with Formula One designer Adrian Newey.[citation needed]

Andy Wilman
The Grand Tour opening scene shoot (30935435772).jpg
Wilman (left) at the shooting of the opening scene for The Grand Tour
Andrew Neville Wilman [1]

16 August 1962 (1962-08-16) (age 57)[2]
OccupationTelevision producer
Years active1994–present
EmployerW. Chump and Sons
Amazon Video

After the original format of Top Gear was cancelled by the BBC, Wilman and ex-presenter Clarkson pitched a new format.

Wilman and Clarkson's company Bedder 6, which handled merchandise and international distribution for Top Gear, earned over £149m in revenue in 2012, prior to a restructuring that gave BBC Worldwide full control of the Top Gear rights.[3][4]

In April 2015, Wilman announced that he had resigned as executive producer of BBC Television's Top Gear following Jeremy Clarkson's exit in March 2015, owing to Clarkson's attack on a producer.[5] As of 2016, Wilman is the executive producer of The Grand Tour that he, Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are producing via their company W. Chump & Sons for release via Amazon Video to Amazon Prime customers.



Year Award Project Result Co-recipient
2005 BAFTA TV Award Top Gear Nominated[6] Jeremy Clarkson, Gary Broadhurst
2004 BAFTA TV Award Top Gear Nominated Gary Hunter, Jeremy Clarkson


  1. ^ "Director Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ Researcha[dead link]
  3. ^ "Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson netted more than £14m from show last year". Guardian. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ Conlan, Tara; Sabbagh, Dan (27 September 2012). "Top Gear deal nets Jeremy Clarkson multi-million pound payout". Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Top Gear producer Andy Wilman quits show". BBC News. 23 April 2015.
  6. ^ "BAFTA Awards (2004)". IMDb. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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