Jeremy Clarkson, the most controversial figure to get fired from the BBC.
Jeremy Clarkson is no stranger to drama, the former Top Gear host and host of the Grand Tour has found himself in hot water on numerous occasions. If you’re curious about the hijinks that Clarkson has gotten into over the last decade, simply continue reading to discover a bit more about the man behind the sarcasm.
In 2014, Clarkson was reprimanded by the BBC after referring to an Asian man, using the slang word “slope” on a Vietnam based episode of Top Gear. In the same year Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, were forced to flee Argentina after angering a mob of locals with a controversial number plate, which alluded to the Falklands War.
Despite his antics, Clarkson managed to hold on to his Top Gear job until 2015 when he was ultimately fired by the BBC for punching a Top Gear producer. Clarkson allegedly got into a heated argument with Irish producer Oisin Tymon, after the Top Gear production team failed to produce a hot meal for Clarkson and his co-presenters.
However, although Clarkson may be painted as the resident bad boy of the BBC, audiences around the world can’t get enough of Clarkson’s sarcastic sense of humor. Clarkson even mocks his co-stars and dubbed May, Captain Slow. Perhaps that’s one reason why the former Top Gear host and his buddies May and Hammond, have been offered their own show “The Grand Tour”, which features on Amazon Prime. If you tune in, expect to see Clarkson getting up to his old hi-jinx and playing pranks on his co-stars.
After all this is the same Clarkson who regularly sabotage his co-stars vehicles. Did you know that Clarkson once connected James May’s Rolls Royce’s brake lights to his car horn, so every time May pressed on his brakes, his car would honk annoyingly.
If you thought Hammond got away easy, you’re mistaken. Clarkson won’t let Hammond forget how short he is and has even referred to Hammond as a hobbit. During Top Gear’s Bolivia special, Clarkson famously refers to his vertically challenged co-star as being “the smallest living creature on Earth”.
What does Clarkson get up to when he’s not filming a hit tv show? You’d be surprised. Clarkson who is a fan of rock music, spends much of his free time playing around on his drum set and writing books. Clarkson who used to write for the Top Gear magazine, has published over 20 books, the most popular of which is “The World According to Clarkson”, a comedic offering which features Clarkson’s sarcastic sense of humor.
So if you’ve missed seeing Clarkson gracing your TV screen over the past year, it’s definitely worth tuning into “The Grand Tour”!