I am not the worlds biggest fan of Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear hasn’t held too much of an interest for me since it became an “entertainment program” as opposed to a car show. However, I can’t help but feel a little bit sad that we are witnessing the end of an era. Jeremy Clarkson has now lost his job on the worlds biggest motoring show. Sacked? Pretty much. His contract is up for renewal at the end of this month and after the “fracas” a decision has been made not to renew it. This has now been made official by the BBC.
This information was leaked from within the BBC before being made official. According to Clarkson’s Twitter just this morning “Just to keep everyone up to date, I haven’t heard a thing.” Leading national newspapers report that Top Gear will continue without Jeremy, although it is not clear if Richard Hammond and James May will remain.
Clarkson could move to a rival TV station, potentially with the other two, and start a new motoring show in the same vein. Chris Evans has been tipped to replace the Top Gear lead although he has publicly denied the claim and called it “absolute nonsense.”
Whilst Jeremy Clarkson is a huge loss to the BBC and Top Gear, the show generates over £50,000,000 a year, it is unacceptable for anyone to assault a coworker no matter who you are.