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For once it’s not Jeremy Clarkson causing controversy.
‘The Grand Tour’ presenter Richard Hammond has come under fire from viewers, after describing ice cream as a food only for gay people during the latest episode of the Amazon Prime series.
Richard Hammond’s bizarre ice cream comment has angered ‘The Grand Tour’ viewers
Clarkson and the ‘Grand Tour’ team had been trying to board a flight out of Germany.
Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he was barred from boarding a flight in Stuttgart, Germany by an angry airport worker.
Speaking to The Sun, ‘The Grand Tour’ host claimed an Argentinian airport employee shouted at him “I’m from Argentina so f*** you!”, as he prevented him and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May from boarding.
However a spokesman for Stuttgart Airport disputed Clarkson’s version of events and said the host had missed several calls for his flight and that the employee in question is Spanish, not Argentinian.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Claims He Was Barred From Flight By Airport Worker
Amazon are also offering Prime subscriptions at a reduced rate until Friday.
To promote the show’s launch, the streaming service are continuing the trio’s tradition of pulling stunts, by leaving ‘crashed’ cars in London and Berlin.
'The Grand Tour' released its first trailer ahead of the series starting on Amazon Prime on November 18th.
There’s just over a month to go until Jeremy Clarkson’s long-awaited ‘The Grand Tour’ finally makes its debut, and the public has now gotten its first proper taste of the new motoring series with a brand new trailer.
Opening in a drizzly car park at a British racetrack, the 94-second clip features a broken arm, tanks blowing up vans and Clarkson trying to lead a camel up a ramp.
Continue reading: First Trailer For Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' Released
Ahead of the debut of 'The Grand Tour' next month, the trio appeared on Corden's 'The Late Late Show' to participate in a 'Carpool Karaoke'-style competition segment.
As the former presenters of ‘Top Gear’ they were probably one of Britain’s most famous entertainment exports, but now Jeremy Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May have appeared on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ in the US ahead of their new series ‘The Grand Tour’.
The trio are launching their massively anticipated new motoring series ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon Prime in just over a month’s time.
Ahead of the grand unveiling, they appeared in a ‘Carpool Karaoke’-style segment on the late night chat show where they raced cars around a desert track, and answered questions from their fellow Brit James Corden.
The first episode of 'The Grand Tour' will be available on Amazon Prime from November 18th.
The much-anticipated new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May finally has a release date. The first episode of ‘The Grand Tour’ will be made available on Amazon Prime from November 18th.
The new show’s maiden episode will be 70 minutes in length, and will partly be filmed in California next month, with one section of the episode already shot in Johannesburg in South Africa.
New episodes of ‘The Grand Tour’ will then be released every Friday for 12 weeks. Revealing the launch date, Amazon has uploaded a 30-second teaser trailer to YouTube.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' Launch Date Revealed
The former ‘Top Gear’ host was just looking for a quiet weekend in Hampshire when he found himself in the middle of the wedding party.
Of all the hotels Jeremy Clarkson could have checked in to for a quiet weekend in Hampshire, he picked the one where Danny Dyer was hosting his wedding bash. The presenter accidentally found himself in the middle of Dyer’s all-night wedding party over the weekend, at the five-star Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire.
The accidental wedding crasher Jeremy Clarkson
According to The Sun, Jeremy was just looking to relax during a break from his hectic filming schedule for ‘The Grand Tour’ and was stunned to find himself in the middle of Dyer’s wedding to longtime girlfriend Jo Mas.
Mark Thompson says Clarkson could be a “deeply objectionable character”, but he should have kept his job.
Former BBC Director General Mark Thompson has said that the BBC should not have sacked Jeremy Clarkson, because he was someone they could not afford to lose. While Thompson admitted Clarkson often rubs people the wrong way, he said that the presenter attracted viewers to the BBC who didn't find anything else for them on the station.
Mark Thompson thinks Jeremy Clarkson should never have been fired by the BBC
Speaking to The Sunday Times Thompson said: “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."
Filming for the new Amazon show was scheduled to begin in South Africa on Friday (July 15).
He’s filmed in front of a live audience thousands of times in his career, but former ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he’s nervous about the recording of his new Amazon motoring series ‘The Grand Tour’. Clarkson will be fronting the show with his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues James May and Richard Hammond and filming was scheduled to being in South Africa on Friday.
Jeremy Clarkson is nervous about recording ‘The Grand Tour’
Wiring in his weekly column for The Sun, Clarkson said: "We've done it hundreds of times. It should be easy. I should be relaxed. But tomorrow, in a field just outside Johannesburg, James May, Richard Hammond and I will record the first studio segment for our new show, 'The Grand Tour'. And I don’t mind telling you. I’m crapping myself.”
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Is Nervous About Filming 'The Grand Tour'
The presenters were informed of Evans' departure while they were shooting 'The Grand Tour' in Italy this week.
Former ‘Top Gear’ presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May are said to be rather pleased that the beleaguered Chris Evans announced his departure from the re-vamped BBC show earlier this week, with the latter saying he was “very chuffed” at Evans’ failure.
May and Clarkson, along with co-presenter Richard Hammond, have been filming an episode of their upcoming Amazon Prime show ‘The Grand Tour’ in the northern Italian city this week. On Monday, Evans resigned as presenter of the new ‘Top Gear’ after it flopped in the ratings, and the two ex-presenters are reportedly having a laugh about it when told.
James May is apparently "very chuffed" at the disastrous new series of 'Top Gear'
A prize draw is currently the only way to get tickets for filming of the UK episode of 'The Grand Tour', arriving on Amazon Prime this autumn.
After the low ratings suffered by the re-vamped ‘Top Gear’ over the last six weeks, that have already claimed one career casualty in the shape of Chris Evans, attention is now turning to the long-awaited rival Amazon Prime series fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
Following last month’s announcement that their show ‘The Grand Tour’ would be kicking off in the South African city of Johannesburg, Amazon Prime has announced that the programme would be filming in the UK at some point.
Clarkson, Hammond and May's new show 'The Grand Tour' is coming to the UK
The pair were famously combative when they presented Top Gear
Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were known for their difference of opinion on the motoring show but the pair have come together for one thing and admitted it may the only thing they have ever agreed on: the UK remaining in the EU.
Jeremy Clarkson and James May met with the Prime Minister, David Cameron
The duo gave Prime Minister David Cameron a guide around their TV production company which is in the final stages of perfecting their new Amazon Prime show, The Grand Tour, which will also include former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond.
The video of Clarkson assembling a DHL box has received better reviews from fans than the new series of ‘Top Gear’.
Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime series which will rival ‘Top Gear’ hasn't even premiered yet, but the host has found another way of stealing the spotlight from Chris Evans. On Twitter Clarkson has shared a video of himself trying to assemble a cardboard DHL box, which according to fans was more entertaining to watch than the new ‘Top Gear’.
https://t.co/WsWmjesJn4 via YouTube To celebrate our new sponsorship deal, I've done a thing.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 6, 2016
Clarkson's new show with Richard Hammond and James May will be called 'The Grand Tour'.
On Wednesday afternoon (May 11th), Clarkson wrote on Twitter: “Start the smoke. We have a name”. The title was then revealed, apparently a reference to their intention to host each episode in a different city across the world and the copious number of filming locations already used - including northern Africa, Barbados, Portugal and London.
“So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?” another tweet read soon afterwards.
Jeremy Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson appears on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show to see off some of the drivers and cars on the '10 Go Mad in Monaco' trip. at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 21st May 2015
Jeremy Clarkson could set up a rival motoring show.
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has quit the BBC motoring show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking. Wilman and Clarkson, who are old school friends, are rumoured to be planning a rival show.
Jeremy Clarkson was sacked after a francas at a North Yorkshire hotel
In an email last month - widely regarded as a letter of resignation - Wilman told staff: "Our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show's history, not the whole of it. Those two words are bigger than us."
Continue reading: Top Gear Executive Producer Quits Amidst Rumours Of Rival Show
The former 'Top Gear' presenter reportedly WILL be guest presenting the weekly satirical news quiz on the BBC later this month.
The disgraced former ‘Top Gear’ presenter Jeremy Clarkson may be about to make a sensational return to BBC screens later this month as a guest presenter of ‘Have I Got News For You’.
British newspaper The Mirror reports that BBC chiefs have eventually decided to allow Clarkson to be the guest host on the April 24th episode, less than a month after the decision was taken to sack him from the motoring show. A spokeswoman for the corporation stated: “Jeremy’s contract has not been renewed on ‘Top Gear’ but he isn’t banned from appearing on the BBC.”
Jeremy Clarkson will guest present 'Have I Got News For You' on April 24th
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Make BBC Comeback Hosting 'Have I Got News For You'
Jeremy Clarkson will not face any charges over the "fracas" in a North Yorkshire hotel.
Jeremy Clarkson will face no further police action despite the BBC confirming that he attacked his Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon - an incident that led to his sacking. North Yorkshire Police said it had "completed its routine inquiries" into the incident and would "not be pursuing this matter any further."
Jeremy Clarkson will not face any criminal charges over his attack on a Top Gear producer
In a statement it said: North Yorkshire Police has now completed its routine enquiries following the incident at Hawes involving Mr Jeremy Clarkson, and we will not be pursuing this matter any further.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Will Face No Charges Over 'Top Gear' Attack
The upcoming shows have been renamed 'Clarkson, Hammond and May Live' since the host’s sacking.
Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly agreed to keep quiet over his recent sacking by the BBC so that the planned ‘Top Gear Live Shows’ can go ahead. Clarkson was axed as host of the long running motoring series last month after a ‘fracas’ involving one of the show’s producers.
'Top Gear' fans will be able to see Clarkson, Hammond and May reunited at the upcoming live shows.
Clarkson is said to have reached an agreement with the BBC so the now renamed live show can go ahead as planned in May. The series of live shows, which are co-owned by BBC Worldwide will start in Belfast on 22 May and not feature any ‘Top Gear’ branding or The Stig.
Andy Wilman has denied resigning from 'Top Gear' following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson.
Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has denied reports he is quitting the BBC2 show after a leaked email he sent to colleagues appeared to suggest he was resigning. After Jeremy Clarkson's sacking, Wilman congratulated staff on making "one of the most iconic programmes in TV history".
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson departed Top Gear last week
However, on Tuesday, the producer - whose friendship with Clarkson dates back to their school days - rejected claims of a resignation.
Continue reading: Top Gear Producer Andy Wilman Denies Quitting After Leaked Email
The BBC's director-general, Tony Hall has reportedly received death threats since Clarkson was dropped as host of the BBC show.
The fallout from Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit is showing no signs of ending anytime soon, as some fans of the show just can’t get over the fact the long running host has been ousted. According to CNN, BBC director-general Tony Hall has even received death threats in the days following his announcement of Clarkson’s departure from the series.
Former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
"Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill," the Metropolitan Police confirmed to CNN in a statement. The threat is said to have been reported on Wednesday, with police adding that it was made by email. ”The content of the message suggests (it was sent) from outside the UK,” the Met. statement continued.
Simon Cowell shows his support for Dermot O'Leary via Twitter after the presenter announces he is leaving 'The X-Factor'.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he would no longer be hosting The X-Factor. 41-year-old Leary announced he would be leaving the show on Friday (27th March). The presenter, who has hosted the show for eight years since taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007, informed fans of his decision on Twitter.
Simon Cowell has praised Dermot O'Leary after the presenter announced he is leaving The X Factor.
Could Jeremy Clarkson be headed to Netflix?
Jeremy Clarkson has suggested that creating a rival show to Top Gear "isn't hard" because of the lack of real car programmes on TV right now. In a column believed to have been penned before the "fracas" for which he was sacked by the BBC, Clarkson reflected on his 10 years on the show.
So, who wants to work with Jeremy Clarkson?
Clarkson was speaking about the "glut" of cookery shows on TV and talked about the difference with motoring shows.
Continue reading: Is Jeremy Clarkson Planning A 'Top Gear' Rival Show?
North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
Continue reading: Sacked 'Top Gear' Presenter Jeremy Clarkson Facing Possible Police Probe
Clarkson was suspended from ‘Top Gear’ earlier this month, after a "fracas" involving one of the show’s producers.
Suspended ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has said he believes “protest never works”, despite a petition calling for him to be reinstated by the BBC reaching one million signatures. Clarkson made the comments in his weekly column for British newspaper The Sun, just days after launching into a foul mouthed rant against the BBC.
Suspended 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson
"The simple truth of the matter is this: Protest never works. Because we are all plankton. And the world is run by whales,” Clarkson wrote. “Oh, you can be a big and important plankton but that doesn't make a jot of difference if a whale has decided to eat you up.”
The 'Top Gear' presenter expects to be sacked from his position.
Jeremy Clarkson opens up for the first time about his suspension from the BBC in an f-bomb ridden rant, after the controversial 'Top Gear' presenter was allegedly involved in a violent 'fracas' with one of the show's producers earlier this month.
Jeremy Clarkson is expecting to be fired
The TV car buff hasn't had an awful lot to say about his apparent tangle with the BBC, apart from joking that he was 'going to the Job Centre'. But now he's taken the time to blast the TV network for his suspension, lamenting the fact that he expects to be fired any day now.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Blasts The BBC In Vicious Rant At Charity Auction
Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on March 10th after a “fracas” involving one of the show’s producers.
James May and Richard Hammond are said to be refusing to film another episode of ‘Top Gear’ without their currently suspended co-host Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC since March 10th and the presenter’s fate is currently being decided pending the result of an internal investigation.
Clarkson is currently suspended from 'Top Gear' and the BBC
According to The Mirror the two presenters have turned down filming any more episodes of the motoring series which would feature mainly recorded segments with some of footage of Hammond and May in the studio.
Fans have been calling for Steve Coogan's legendary comic character 'Alan Partridge' to come out of retirement and present 'Top Gear' as Jeremy Clarkson's replacement.
The ongoing saga over Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from ‘Top Gear’ has taken a turn for the amusing, after an online petition emerged calling for the appointment of the comedy character Alan Partridge as a replacement for the under-fire presenter.
It’s been one week since the BBC announced that Clarkson had been suspended from the successful motoring show following a ‘fracas’ with one of its producers. The internal investigation, headed by the director of BBC Scotland Ken McQuarrie, began on Monday (March 16th).
Could Steve Coogan's 'Alan Partrdige' character be the new 'Top Gear' host?
A petition set up by conservative blog 'Guido Fawkes' in the wake of Clarkson's suspension has 660,000 signatures in just 48 hours.
Just two days after Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from the popular British TV show ‘Top Gear’, a petition for the BBC to reinstate the controversial presenter has already gained 660,000 signatures as of Thursday morning.
The blog ‘Guido Fawkes’ launched an online petition a matter of hours after the initial announcement of Clarkson’s suspension on Tuesday afternoon, and the traction was such that it has rapidly exceeded half a million supporters.
An online petition to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson is rapidly gathering signatures
Jeremy Clarkson could walk away from the BBC.
Jeremy Clarkson could walk away from the BBC after being suspended following an apparent "fracas" with a Top Gear producer, according to the Evening Standard. Clarkson's contract is up later this month though all three Top Gear presenters were said to be days away from signing new deal.
Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC pending an investigation
That now looks very much in doubt for Clarkson, who was suspended on Monday after a reported scuffle with a senior producer. The last three episodes of the current series have been pulled and the BBC is dithering over making any firm decision on its future.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Could Leave 'Top Gear' And BBC After "Fracas"
The BBC will also not be airing the scheduled episode of 'Top Gear' this Sunday.
'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been suspending from the BBC pending an investiagation, following allegations of a fracas with a producer on the show. The often controversial presenter was said to be on his last warning with the station, following last year's racism controversy.
'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson
A statement released by the BBC regarding the incident simply read, "Following a fracas with a BBC producer Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No-one else has been suspended. 'Top Gear' will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."
Continue reading: Top Gear Presenter Jeremy Clarkson Suspended By BBC
What is Jeremy Clarkson actually saying?
Jeremy Clarkson has suggested that his BBC motoring show is "not made for people who wear pink ties" in a Twitter spat with the shadow transport minister Michael Dugher. The Labour MP had kicked off the feud during an interview with House magazine during which he described Clarkson as "basically an idiot" who was "not remotely representative of motorists".
Jeremy Clarkson said Top Gear is not made for those who wear pink ties
He added: "Jeremy Clarkson - I have no time for him. It's not just his politics. I mean the guy is basically an idiot. And the idea that he is somehow the motorists' representative? No he's not, he represents himself. He's not remotely representative of motorists."
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson, "Top Gear Is Not For People Who Wear Pink Ties"
Jeremy Clarkson said people up north, "earn less, die more quickly, have fewer jobs and live in houses that are worth the square root of sod all"
Another week, another round of Jeremy-Clarkson says something stupid and then gets attacked for it on Twitter. This time, the Top Gear presenter accused Liverpool Echo journalists of being "f*cktards" after they attacked comments that he made in his Sunday Times column.
Jeremy Clarkson criticised the service in his Liverpool hotel
In his piece, Clarkson initially praised the city, saying that in contrast to his previous visits his latest experience was "very agreeable".
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Said Stupid Things About Liverpool. Gets Heat.
Sheeran is the first guest of the new series of 'Top Gear', and apparently ran the car off the track on a number of occasions.
He may have achieved total mastery of the pop world, but Ed Sheeran demonstrated this week that his skills on the road leave quite a lot to be desired. According to BBC's Newsbeat, the star crashed ‘Top Gear’’s ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ during filming of a regular segment of the popular show, whose new episode is due to be broadcast this weekend.
The singer, whose second album X was the biggest-seller of 2014 in the UK, does not hold a driving license and had apparently never driven a car before, so it’s hardly surprising that the red Vauxhall Astra left the track and entered the grass on a number of occasions.
Ed Sheeran reportedly crashed the 'Top Gear' 'Reasonably Priced Car' this week
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Crashes The 'Top Gear' Car Ahead Of Guest Appearance
After a scandal-hit 2014, producer Andy Wilman admits that he's debating whether to make another series.
The makers of the long-running BBC show ‘Top Gear’ are reportedly in “conversations” about whether to go ahead with making another series, according to its producer.
Andy Wilman, who hatched the plan to revive the show with controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson back in 2002, said to Broadcast magazine that the BBC “does not trust” the show after its “annus horribilis” of 2014. Scandal after scandal beset the programme, which has been in hot water in the past, during the last twelve months and things now seem to be coming to a head for Wilman.
Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of 'Top Gear', has been under scrutiny throughout 2014
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Producer Andy Wilman Hints Another Series May Not Happen
Boyle didn't spare much when laying into Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson doesn't stop being racist, and people don't stop hating him
He said that Clarkson “comes from a very bad place and the reason he's tolerated is that he's recognised by people in power … in fact he's a friend of [David] Cameron's,” according to the The Guardian. He added: “He's in there like a f***ing growth and he should be removed because he's horrible. Sack him because he's a cultural tumour.”
Frankie Boyle was on typical form in Edinburgh.
It was always going to be a typically irrelevant performance, but even the most fervent fans of Frankie Boyle may have been caught off-guard by the veracity of his takedown of the right-wing media and its associates during a talk at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Jeremy Clarkson was in the firing line
The Glaswegian comic went on the attack from the get-go, tackling the subject of Jeremy Clarkson and his apology for mumbling the N-word during a Top Gear recording.
Continue reading: Frankie Boyle Calls On BBC To Sack "Culture Tumour" Jeremy Clarkson
The BBC and Clarkson were criticised by Ofcom - but will anyone face consequences?
The most pointless announcement in the history of the Internet was made yesterday when Ofcom said Jeremy Clarkson had purposely used a racist epithet to describe another human being. Everyone knows the Top Gear presenter says those things.
Jeremy Clarkson: officially said racist stuff, according to Ofcom
“That is a proud moment ... but ... there is a slope on it.” Hammond said: “You are right ... [pointing] ... it is definitely higher on that side,” he exclaimed to his little partner in (racially offensive language) crime. But what exactly happens to the BBC stalwart now?
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Racism: So What Happens Now?
Despite angry calls for Clarkson to get the sack, he's getting a new contract
One Google search for “Jeremy Clarkson racist” will throw up 917,000 results. And there’s a reason for that. The controversial BBC presenter has had more than his fair share of chances when it comes to blurting out bigoted comments, the latest being the whole “eeny, meeny, miny, moe catch a n-word by his toe” debacle.
Jeremy Clarkson is getting a nice new contract, presumerably with a 'say what you want' clause
But it’s okay; he didn’t mean to say the n-word. He tried not to say it, but he just couldn’t stop it sounding like he maybe didn’t not say it. Sort of. The BBC doesn’t care either, reportedly handing him a new contract worth loads of money that’ll keep him hosting Top Gear with his mates, who also like to say incredibly racist things and get away with it, too.
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson's Chequered History With Not Saying Racist Things
How is this happening?
The BBC seems to have an inexplicable soft spot for Jeremy Clarkson, the man many consider to be guilty of multiple racist remarks. It’s almost impossible to write a non-bias story on the man, especially when he’s being rewarded for years of translucent bigotry with a shiny new, £12m contract from the BBC, the U.K’s non-bias, tax-funded, license fee-demanding broadcaster.
"Errrrm" - Jeremy Clarkson, 2014
The new deal, according to The Sunday People’s source, is “being worked on right now” and would keep Clarkson in the driving seat at Top Gear until 2018. “There is no question of Jeremy’s deal not being renewed,” added this source. “The top executives want him signed up as soon as possible. We are all very excited that Top Gear as we know it will be with us for three more years from 2015.”
Continue reading: Racism? What Racism? Jeremy Clarkson Negotiating Mammoth £12m BBC Deal
Jeremy Clarkson’s week of woe continues and even wife Frances might have thrown in the towel.
'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson could be heading for a costly divorce
Frances Clarkson is reportedly planning to divorce the controversial presenter after she was spotted on holiday in Majorca supposedly “toasting the end of her marriage.”
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Reportedly Facing Divorce As Ex Wife Weighs In
Jeremy Clarkson's wife of 21 years is divorcing him, following rumours of extra-marital affairs and racist slurs.
Jeremy Clarkson’s wife, Frances, is allegedly divorcing him after 21 years of marriage. This is the latest blow for the Top Gear presenter, who recently came under fire after supposedly using the ’N-word’ on camera. He has vehemently denied use of the word.
Clarkson's wife, Frances, is divorcing him after a 21 year marriage
The couple are said to have been going through a rough patch for a while now, perhaps in response to allegations that Clarkson has indulged in numerous adulterous relationships. They have been living separately for three years now, despite trying to make the marriage work.
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Presenter Jeremy Clarkson To Divorce Wife Of 21 Years
A look at Clarkson's iffy history with racism
You have to be very careful when talking about stars and their alleged racism. But Jeremy Clarkson has been accused of being racist so many times; one begins to wonder how long the BBC is going to put up with it. The latest has seen the controversial presenter deny using the word “nigger”.
Jeremy Clarkson at the Cheltenham Festival
Full disclosure: we thought about starring the word out, but we’re not calling anyone it, and we don’t condone the use of it. By starring the word out, you put it in someone else’s head without actually saying it. So in the interest of clarity, Jeremy Clarkson is accused of saying the word, and denies it on Twitter. His mates are backing him too.
Continue reading: How Many Accusations Of Racism Can Jeremy Clarkson Get Away With?
Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire for allegedly using the N-word.
Jeremy Clarkson is under fire again after the Daily Mirror accused him of using the word "nigger" in previously unbroadcast footage from his BBC programme Top Gear. The presenter strongly denies the allegations. In footage published on the newspaper's website, Clarkson appears to recite the beginning of the children's nursery rhyme, "Eeeny, meeny, miny, moe." before appearing to mumble, "Catch a nigger by his toe."
Jeremy Clarkson Could Be In Trouble...
The BBC has launched an urgent investigation into the allegations, with Clarkson's job believed to be on the line.
Continue reading: So, Did Jeremy Clarkson Use The N-Word, Or Not?
Jeremy Clarkson has been called out for yet another insulting remark, but what other feather ruffling comments has the presenter made in the past?
He’s at it again! Jeremy Clarkson is back to his old offensive tricks, this time he’s been called out for referring to an Asian man as a ‘slope’. During an episode of Clarkson’s successful BBC show Top Gear, the presenter made the joke regarding a bridge in Thailand, as well as a local Asian man who was crossing the bridge. The word ‘slope’ is considered an ethnic slur and Clarkson’s use of it has resulted in a public outcry from viewers in response to his racist remark.
Jeremy Clarkson has a knack for insulting everyone and everything
It’s not the first time that Clarkson has been called out for insulting someone or another. The presenter seems to lack an internal filter. Here’s just a few examples of past Clarkson-isms.
Jeremy Clarkson is under fire again - this time for remarks in Burma.
The executive producer of Top Gear has expressed regret for a remark made by Jeremy Clarkson during the show's Burma special in March. The presenter used the word "slope" as an Asian man crossed a newly built bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand.
Jeremy Clarkson Is Under Fire, Again
Producer Andy Wilman said it had been a "joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it," adding, "We regret any offence caused."
Continue reading: Top Gear Producer Sorry For Jeremy Clarkson's Burma Remarks
Jeremy Clarkson versus Piers Morgan. The gloves are off.
Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson - probably two of Britain's most polarising television personalities - have engaged in yet another Twitter spat. Of course by polarising we mean hated and by Twitter spat we mean THE MOTHER OF ALL TWITTER SPATS.
In a recent column for the Dail Mail, Morgan described the moment Top Gear presenter Clarkson interrupted a conversation he was having with Justin Timberlake, Samuel L Jackson and Pharell Williams at the GQ Men of the Year awards. It went like this:
"Evening, Clarkson,' I chuckled.
Continue reading: Piers Morgan And Jeremy Clarkson To Fight In Ring After Twitter Spat?
Benedict Cumberbatch was in a fighting mood on Top Gear.
Benedict Cumberbatch has only gone and done what millions of Britons have longed to do for years. Nope, it's not star in a Star Trek reboot. It's not play Sherlock Holmes. It is, of course, give Jeremy Clarkson a great big punch to the gut.
Ok, so he didn't quite do that, though the British actor gave the presenter a stage combat demonstration during an interview for Top Gear, which aired on BBC Two last night (July 14, 2013).
When Cumberbatch joked how he couldn't do Clarkson's job - after smashing up his Mini - the presenter responding by admitting he could never be an actor, "I've no idea how to fly a spaceship or punch anyone. Or act."
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Punches Jeremy Clarkson On 'Top Gear' (Sort Of)
Showdown or snoozefest? It was an odd match up by BBC4 to pit Danny Baker with Jeremy Clarkson in an attempt to fight their way through some of the greatest albums ever made. Whilst Baker has the sort of indie reputation that makes him a darling for these sort of things, Top Gear presenter Clarkson isn’t really known for a sharp ear and a perceptive critique – not when it comes to music anyway. Surely there was going to be a bit of a lack of chemistry.
And so it proved. There was no showdown at all, just a rather tedious procession of Clarkson – as well as other guests, including Blur producer Stephen Street and music critic Kate Mossman – gave their opinions, unchallenged by Baker. Don’t get us wrong, Danny Baker is a most righteous fellow, but he didn’t bring that side of him to the table last night (February 5, 2013). The whole point of the program was to see which 12 albums would make it into the probably not that prestigious Showdown Dozen. Clarkson’s choice of Supetramp’s Crime Of The Century managed to cruise into the dozen, whilst Baker’s love of Frank Zappa saw two of his albums included.
All in all though? A disappointing show, with The Guardian concurring, writing “Where was the promised showdown? Having talked up the idea of the LP era as a heated debate between stoned music nerds over which was the best Led Zep track (Since I've Been Loving You, since you asked) or whether the Beatles were better than the Stones (definitely not),Danny Baker presided over one of the most polite discussions in television history.” Quite.
Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a new deal, ensuring Top Gear’s future for the next three years. The deal is likely to involve a huge windfall for Clarkson in particular, with BBC Worldwide now taking full control of his lucrative company ‘Bedder 6’
Clarkson has become the highest paid BBC star, earning over £3 million in the year to March 2012 – reports The Guardian – and his company Bedder 6 made £15.2 million in pre-tax profits in the year to March 2011. The firm generated income from Top Gear live shows, DVDs and international promotion of the brand. The business is worth anywhere between £50 million and £100 million, though the details of the BBC’s takeover are unknown. Under the new Top Gear deal, May and Hammond will get a share of the show’s commercial revenue in return for promoting the show around the world – essentially, making them even richer. In July of this year, it emerged that Clarkson’s income from Top Gear rose from £900,000 to nearly £3 million in the year.
Of the new deal, a BBC Worldwide spokesman said, “BBC Worldwide has agreed new commercial deals with Jeremy, James, Richard and Andy to secure Top Gear's international future for another three years.”
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