Jeremy Clarkson says he takes responsibility for his Top Gear sacking, saying it was his "own silly fault". Clarkson, who left the hit BBC2 show after a fracas with a producer, nevertheless said that he would be open to returning to the corporation and that not having the motoring show has "left a big hole that needs to be filled".

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson has admitted responsibility for his Top Gear sacking

"I was very sad, it was my own silly fault so I could hardly complain," he said, speaking on Chris Evans's BBC2 Radio breakfast show. 

"I was at the BBC for 27 years, and on the current incarnation for 12. It was very much my baby, I absolutely adored it, I worked all through the night and paid attention to every tiny bit and then suddenly you are not asked to do that any more. You feel that there is a big hole that needs to be filled."

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Evans - who was briefly linked to the Top Gear presenter's role - confirmed that James May and Richard Hammond still have a "door open" to work at the BBC, to which Clarkson interjected, ""Well so can I, I'm not sacked, remember."

Evans asked Clarkson about rumours of rival motoring shows after reports of meetings with Netflix and ITV, though the long-time presenter said: "No, I haven't had a single meeting.I've just been listening.On the telephone or video conferencing. I have absolutely no idea [what's next]."

"It was very sudden [leaving Top Gear] you'd be a fool to just jump into something. You need to look at what's out there and what is the best thing to do."

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"I was at the BBC for 27 years. You emerge and find the world has changed and you have to find out how the world works, which is what I have been doing."

The final episodes of the last series were postponed due to the incident, though the BBC has promised they will be broadcast at some point.