Jeremy Clarkson Knows Who Is To Blame For ‘Top Gear’ Firing

Ever since Jeremy Clarkson was given his walking papers from the long running TV series Top Gear, he has been a hard man to find. Clarkson finally broke his silence after two months when he granted an interview to BBC Radio 2. Clarkson shared that he knows where to place the blame for getting the axe.

“It was my own silly fault, I can hardly complain.”

The BBC fired Clarkson from the show back in March after he had a physical confrontation with a producer. Jeremy was upset that he didn’t have a steak dinner ready for him after filming all day. Clarkson had problems in the past with some levying accusations of sexism and racism. Clarkson also faced complaints over a plate used on a car while filming in Argentina which read H982 FKL. Some claimed this referenced the Falklands War fought between Great Britain and Argentina in 1982. The plate resulted in cast and crew being pelted with rocks in Argentina. The BBC has since cleared Clarkson in these charges.

Jeremy had been on the international hit automotive program for over 25 years. Still Clarkson told BBC Radio 2 he holds no grudges.

“I think it’s a great organization, I’ll never complain about it and I thank them for giving me such a long time there.”

As reported earlier on the Inquisitr, after Clarkson was dismissed the show’s other two presenters, James May and Richard Hammond, decided they didn’t want to return and failed to sign new contracts. Instead the trio is heading out on a international tour titled “Clarkson, Hammond, and May Live.” Rumors also have the trio in talks with a different network on a new car-themed show.

As for Top Gear the show will go on and have three new presenters. The Telegraph reported that Guy Martin, Philip Glenister, and Jodie Kidd have been targeted by the BBC. If the BBC lands Kidd she would be the first female presenter on the program since it was relaunched it 2002. Show runner Kim Shillinglaw told The Independent that she is looking at all options.

“We’ll definitely look at some women, but it’s not a driving priority, I don’t think I’ve ever approached an individual show thinking that was the way I want to cast it so I think it’s an open book on that.”

Do you think Top Gear can rebound after losing the talents of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May?

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