Today The Car Spotter will be discussing the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson by the BBC from his position at motoring show Top Gear after he was suspended two weeks ago. I will be sharing my views on the incident.
You can read The Car Spotter’s blog post about Jeremy Clarkson being suspended here.
Read about The Car Spotter’s review of Top Gear Live at the Liverpool Echo Arena here.
After reports of a “fracas” including a 20 minute verbal attack and then an unprovoked 30 second physical attack on producer Oisin Tymon because he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips, Clarkson was suspended two weeks ago. Yesterday the BBC director general Tony Hall revealed Jeremy Clarkson’s contract would not be renewed.
Now as much as I enjoy Top Gear and the way the three presenters, Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson work as a treble act, there is no way behaviour like this can be condoned. In any work environment this behaviour would not be tolerated and immediate dismissal would follow.
Some fans have demanded Jeremy Clarkson be reinstated by signing a petition however they seem to miss the underlying issue that he has attacked somebody for something very trivial.
Time will tell if Top Gear will continue, the format of the show, who will be presenting and what is in store for Jeremy Clarkson.
I am glad I was able to see Top Gear Live at Liverpool Echo Arena only weeks before this whole incident took place, it is speculated that the remaining Top Gear Live events could be cancelled or continued with just two presenters, Richard Hammond and James May.
You can read about The Car Spotter’s review of Top Gear Live at Liverpool Echo Arena here.
Perhaps it is time Top Gear was altered in terms of presenters and this could be the shake up the BBC motoring program needs. Although the show won’t be the same without Jeremy Clarkson and clearly his fans will be upset, I believe the BBC have made the right decision after Clarkson has had several warnings in the past for various issues.
What are your thoughts Jeremy Clarkson being sacked? Do you think someone else should replace him or the show cancelled altogether?
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