BRITAIN’S dads will be gathering silently in their cars and switching on their headlights in honour of Top Gear, they have confirmed.
After the show was cancelled due to health and safety concerns following a serious crash involving Freddie Flintoff, the nation’s fathers are coming together to mourn their tragic loss.
Stephen Malley, 51, said: “I can’t believe it. You think a lighthearted motoring show is going to be with you forever, and suddenly it’s just gone.
“Of course there’ve been ups and downs, like any relationship. It can’t always be classic Clarkson. Sometimes you have a phase of the Matt LeBlancs or, when things are really bad, a woman.
“But we’ve always come through it. Until now, when our hearts have been torn asunder, just because a couple of people were in life-threatening accidents. And maybe also because the viewing figures have tanked.
“This evening we’ll be solemnly driving our cars to patches of waste ground, doing a few respectful doughnuts, and then switching on our headlamps in honour of our beloved show.
“Then we’ll go home via Halfords because they’re open until 8pm and have got a deal on screenwash. It’s what The Stig would have wanted.”