Well it’s official, not even a million-signature petition was enough to save Jeremy Clarkson from being sacked by the BBC, after an investigation concluded he attacked a producer on the programme. A source close to the investigation, explaining the decision not to renew Clarkson’s contract, has said: “There can’t be one rule for talent and one rule for ordinary human beings.”
Things have been hectic in the world of Top Gear over the past few weeks – what with both Jeremy Clarkson’s job and the show’s future both hanging in the balance. Without Jeremy it seems, Top Gear surely could not go on. Jeremy Clarkson is Top Gear. But all of that needs to be put aside for a moment, because I feel something far more important has been overlooked.
Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman deserve all the credit they have received for the work they’ve put into Top Gear, taking what was a pokey BBC motoring show and turning it into one of the biggest television programmes on the planet.
But there’s another man who deserves even more credit, because without him Top Gear as you know it today probably wouldn’t exist.
An emotional Jeremy Clarkson has been filmed at a charity event launching a tirade against BBC bosses, labelling them “fucking bastards” for suspending him from Top Gear.
Clarkson hinted that he expected to be sacked as a result of the internal investigation into an alleged fracas with one of Top Gear’s producers, Oisin Tymon. The report from the investigation will be made public next week.
“The BBC have fucked themselves,” Clarkson told a charity auction in north London on Thursday.
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