Jeremy Clarkson revealed that he doesn’t think there’s a chance for him to return back to Top Gear.
Clarkson was dismissed from the show by the BBC in 2015, after he punched producer Oisin Tymon, who later received £100,000 in compensation from the television presenter.
Following Clarkson’s departure from Top Gear, which was launched in 2002, co-presenters James May and Hammond also decided to leave, saying that the trio ‘come as a package’, before then going on to star in Amazon series The Grand Tour together.
In his latest column, the Clarkson’s Farm frontman, 62, weighed in on the controversy surrounding Gary Lineker after the football pundit compared the UK government’s language around migrants to the language used in 1930s Germany, on his personal Twitter account.
‘Remember, what everyone on every BBC platform fears more than anything is a Twitter backlash, so to try to keep that festival of left-wing madness happy, they have to be even more left wing and even more right-on,’ he penned.
‘And they have to make sure that every show is pitch-perfect to the BLT+ community and the ethnic minority communities and the community communities, and when you’re thinking defensively like that, the concept of informing and educating and entertaining pretty much goes out of the window.’
Could I do Top Gear there now? Not a chance,’ he added to The Times.
Top Gear is currently presented by Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.
In January this year, it emerged that filming for Top Gear had been paused indefinitely while an investigation was conducted into Flintoff’s crash.
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