Jeremy Clarkson had so far remained remarkably quiet about the Top Gear scandal. However, now that the show’s future appears to have been decided, he has no reason to censor himself anymore – not that he’s ever been famous for that.
Clarkson’s latest statements prove that a point of no return has been reached and there’s no future for him at the BBC. Quite simply, Jezza has called BBC bosses “f**king bastards” while attending a charity auction in north London on Thursday, a clear “hint” that he expects to be sacked as a result of the internal investigation into an alleged “fracas” with a producer.
“The BBC have f**ked themselves,” Clarkson said at the auction. “It was a great show and they f*cked it up,” the Top Gear presenter added. He auctioned a lap around the famous Top Gear track for £100,000 at the charity event.
“I didn’t foresee my sacking but I would like to do one last lap. So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f**king bastards sack me. I’ll be a bit tearful when I do it, but f**k it, let’s do it,” Clarkson told the audience.
Clarkson’s Top Gear lap raised the most money at the Roundhouse event, aimed at helping young people to take part in the arts. “I’ll drive somebody around in whatever I can get hold of. I’m sacked so it’s probably an Austin Maestro. So who knows? But anyway it will be my last ever lap of the Top Gear track,” Clarkson added.
The BBC said on Thursday that the investigation into the incident involving Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon had been completed, and a report will be submitted to the the Director-General next week. The contracts of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May with the BBC all expire at the end of this month.
Story references: The Guardian