Jeremy Clarkson admits Top Gear exit was his ‘silly fault’

Oh dear. Why couldn't you say this before and save Top Gear before, Jeremy?


by Maria Vallahis |
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Remember when Jeremy Clarkson got ‘sacked’ from a hit BBC2 show after a fracas with a TV producer? Yeah, seems a long time ago now.

But Clarky boy has admitted that he was all his ‘silly fault’. Oh dear, what a kerfuffle.


The former Top Gear presenter is reportedly open to returning to the BBC.

“I was very sad, it was my own silly fault so I could hardly complain,” he said, speaking to Chris Evans on his 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.”

His TG co-hosts, Richard Hammond and James May, decided to make an exit from the car show once Jeremy left.

Jeremy also made it clear that he could also return because: “Well so can I. I’m not sacked remember.” He then dodged questions about how seriously he was in discussions about new TV projects, after reports of meetings with Netflix and ITV.

“No, I haven’t had a single meeting,” he said. “I’ve just been listening.”

“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.

“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 former/original Top Gear presenters: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
The former/original Top Gear presenters: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

So there you go, he can return to the BBC whenever he wants and the whole fracas thing was his ‘silly fault’. All that palaver for nothing, and now, we have to suffer without Top Gear.

Because let’s face it, no one will make the show as brilliant as Jeremy, Richard and James.

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