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BBC Made a Mistake Firing Clarkson

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Jeremy Clarkson is a ratings god. His journalistic approach which is combines a great level of wit and the temperament of an adolescent which strangely charms viewers by the masses. This hold true so much so that ex-BBC boss Mark Thompson has even said that “it was a huge mistake for the BBC to let Clarkson go”.

Thompson goes on to say that “Clarkson can be a deeply objectionable individual, and I say that as a friend. I don’t think people should punch their colleagues. It’s hard to keep them if they do. But I would say his pungent, transgressive, slightly out-of-control talent was something the BBC could ill afford to lose.”

Lucky for us, and unlucky for the BBC, Clarkson found himself a new job along side his equally rating drawing team of Richard Hammond and James May and will be back on the air this fall with their new show The Grand Tour.


The Grand Tour – Clarkson, Hammond and May’s New Show

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Since their departure from the Top Gear franchise, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have been busy working on a new project with Amazon Prime. Starting a new show up from scratch is a lot of work. According to interviews with James May who acknowledged the show has a huge per episode budget, he also open admitted that not only does it cost a lot to produce good quality TV, their spending budget also included buying things like printers and supplies for their new office.

But all that aside, they thing that’s got the team’s head scratching lately is what to name the show. It looks like that’s now also been settled…so moving along. OK, lets take a step back and recognize the new show name which has been dubbed “The Grand Tour” which will start airing this fall.

According to Clarkson, he said “Thing is, we’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent. It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it ‘The Grand Tour.’”


Top Gear’s Evans Defends Clarkson

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Chris Evans, lead host for the UK television show Top Gear, is no stranger to controversy. Recently, hes’ be making headlines for his explosive temper which is often relieved by screaming at coworkers. What makes his recent statements all that much more interesting is that he mentioned the recent firing of Jeremy Clarkson from the BBC network as “bizarre” considering his impressive list of offenses.

Evans goes on to say, “What is fascinating is that he went for what he went for, considering what had gone on before. If you look at the chronology of controversy of Top Gear over the last five or six years, it is bizarre that he went for losing his rag over his dinner when there had been international incidents before that which including offending all of Mexico, and using racial references to an Asian man during a clip filmed in Myanmar.

Evans continues and mentions that him and Clarkson used to be friendly. “I don’t know if we still get on because I haven’t seen him in ages.”


Jeremy Clarkson at it Again

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Jeremy Clarkson, ex-Top Gear UK host, is up to no good again, this time having some fun at the expense of his fellow ex-co hosts. In a picture posted on social media, Clarkson writes, “Two of us come out of this badly. But the other…. Holy Sh*t”. He is actually referring to the very dated and very bad hair cuts that were donned by their younger selves from the 1990s.

Take a look for yourselves and enjoy a little bit of laughter courtesy of the three amigos.


Jeremy Clarkson settles Lawsuit

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Ex-Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson is never one to back down or create constroversy. Last year Clarkson struck Oisin Tymons, BBC producer, while he was shouting at Tymons at a hotel in North Yorkshire. Since the incident, Clarkson has apologized to Tymons stating “I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath.”

Since the aftermath of the incident, Clarkson has been fired from the Top Gear franchise and has agreed to settle with the produce to the tune of $140,000. Clarkson’s co-host, James May and Richard Hammond both refused to continue the show without Clarkson. Since their departures, Top Gear has been on a hunt to find replacement hosts which was officially announced earlier this month.

The rebooted TV series will air again in May.


Is Jeremy Clarkson a Racist? Said the “N word” on Top Gear?

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A British newspaper (tabloid?) alleges that Jeremy Clarkson said the “N word” in an unaired clip shot for Top Gear where he was deciding which car to test. He used the old “eenie-meenie-miney-moe” decision making chant and it is in the middle parts where he is mumbling that he allegedly utters the big bad N-word. It definitely is not cut and dry racism like the now infamous Donald Sterling audio tape but Clarkson also has a history of sorts of saying offensive things.

For what it’s worth, Clarkson is denying he said it and his buddy James May has also come to his defence in a series of tweets:

I’m not convinced he said it. He was likely just mumbling to the tune of the chant as if he doesn’t know what the actual words are. I always thought it was “tiger” myself. What do you think? Watch the video below and judge for yourself.

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Blog: Funniest quotes by Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson may not be quite as loveable as Richard Hammond on our favourite TV show, Top Gear, but he is unquestionably a master of the metaphor.




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