Probably help fill the gap vacated by Takeaway.
Not a lot of help, with it being stripped through the week.
Has that been confirmed - not seen it mentioned in either of the links.
Hopefully if they stick to one run a year, whether weekly or stripped, it won't burn itself out again.
Yes, it was mentioned in the Telegraph article linked by rob.
Clarkson will return for a 10-episode series early next year, broadcast on consecutive days.
Edit: Confirmed in the ITV Press Release:
Airing as a stripped event, the run of 10x60 minute episodes will play out on ITV early in 2019 and will see the return of host, Jeremy Clarkson.