Jeremy Clarkson Dropped From Top Gear Following Unprovoked Physical Attack on Producer

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    Mar 25, 2015 3:48 PM GMT
    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32052736

    For the program, it's a shame because he did well as a presenter. But that kind of behavior can't go overlooked.
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    Mar 25, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
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    Mar 25, 2015 10:05 PM GMT
    This whole affair has caused a bit of a furore here in the UK. I think the only thing Clarkson had going for him latterly was his self-deprecating sense of humour, but even that was starting to wear a bit thin, in light of his record of gaffes, culminating in his hitting a producer because he couldn't get steak and chips (fries) after a day's filming.

    I think the show has become a bit formulaic and too staged. I still enjoy the travelog specials and still watch the show, but I don't think I would miss it if they pulled the plug.
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    Mar 25, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    Jeremy Clarkson is yet another example of what can happen to successful people in show business. They make a load of money for themselves and others, become well known and popular. But in doing so they become surrounded by yes men and sycophants who gradually detach them from reality. Their darker side is put off and excused and indulged; misdemeanors become jokes, etc. Eventually they go too far and then they have to leave, crying all the way to the bank.
    He isn`t the first and won`t be the last in this story.
  • Tig3r

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    Mar 26, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
    It is indeed a shame considering how the show had millions of viewers as well as fans all over the world, the show and Jeremy Clarkson will be missed.
  • Suetonius

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    Mar 26, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    Doesn't make much sense for the BBC. They make $75 million a year by selling this show. I guess they don't need the income.
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    Mar 26, 2015 3:49 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThis whole affair has caused a bit of a furore here in the UK. I think the only thing Clarkson had going for him latterly was his self-deprecating sense of humour, but even that was starting to wear a bit thin, in light of his record of gaffes, culminating in his hitting a producer because he couldn't get steak and chips (fries) after a day's filming.

    I think the show has become a bit formulaic and too staged. I still enjoy the travelog specials and still watch the show, but I don't think I would miss it if they pulled the plug.


    I adore Jezza as the perpetual oaf (where's my hammer?), and his presence will be missed. But he did hit that guy.

    I, too, love the challenges and the travel. The camaraderie and the general cocking about.

    I'm a Euroskeptic (SAE for Eurosceptic), but his politics were borderline UKIP. As a mix of American economic conservatism (actually, more Adam Smith than anything) and the progressive and libertarian philosophies, even UKIP is a bit hard to swallow.