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    Default BBC sacks Jeremy Clarkson

    In case any of you are Top Gear fans here's the scoop;

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    The worlds most popular show has lost its host.

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    Yup. They just lost almost 200 million viewers.

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    The show is done then.

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    That really sucks. Top Gear is one of my favorite shows. Clarkson should have been on his best behavior after having been given his "last warning", though.

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    An American network should pick them up, and in the opening scene of the premiere Clarkson should walk on screen and punch the exec as he is introducing the pilot episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCh5150 View Post
    An American network should pick them up, and in the opening scene of the premiere Clarkson should walk on screen and punch the exec as he is introducing the pilot episode.
    Actually since he and Andy Wilman own the top gear format I think since American top gear is over they might bring it over here.

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    I must live with blinders on. Have no idea who he is or the show for that matter. Not a car guy, and I would assume it's a show about cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I must live with blinders on. Have no idea who he is or the show for that matter. Not a car guy, and I would assume it's a show about cars.
    Globally...it's a monster show.

    Watched it quite often when I was over there, chillin' with Ms. Welsh.

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    I will miss him, he makes that show.
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    Jeremy is funny as hell with his dry humor; you really have to pay attention though or the zingers will fly over your head. Love the show; my 11 year old loves it even more than I do. Hate to see it end, but he did it to himself.

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    I cant see them bringing it to the US. Clarkson has said many times that he is not a fan of the US and has no intentions of ever going there again. Although that could change now now that he needs a job.

    The other two will quit the show too IMO, because they will know it wont work without him. Maybe another UK station will pick them up.

    I used to like this show but IMO, it "jumped the shark" years ago.
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    I lost interest in Top Gear some years ago. When Clarkson first relaunched it, the show had a nice balance of motoring magazine content and pure entertainment. Over the years, the emphasis shifted to the juvenile stunts and fakery, and lost any connection to its roots. That's around when I stopped watching. There are only so many times you can watch an overgrown schoolboy drive a second hand BMW into a river.

    The writing has been on the wall for Clarkson for ages. He seemed to think he was untouchable. No other host could get away with using the N-word on camera (and that was only one of his many racist and homophobic gaffes), and if he wasn't such a cash cow for the BBC, he would have been sacked years ago. The reality is, if any one of us had a diva-fit in our workplace over not getting the right food, then punched a colleague, we'd be sacked on the spot. There was no way he was going to keep his job after this.

    I expect May and Hammond will go with Clarkson and a version of the show will wind up on another channel. For Top Gear itself (I assume the BBC owns the name, seeing as it pre-dates Clarkson's tenure), I'd hope they'll rebuild it from scratch, and go back to the show's roots. Any attempt to emulate what Clarkson did with it will be seen as desperation.
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    Andy Wilman owns the 51% stake in the show. He is also Jeremy's best friend. He and Jeremy have an appointment to meet with Rupert Murdoch. I only know this due to a friend of mine being the general manager of a fox station in GA. May and Hammond have already resigned. Expect the announcement by April 1st. They will be on a news corp station by summer I'd bet.

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    I still laugh my ass off every time I see this clip... Pure Comedy Gold

    Here's James May's reaction to Clarkson being sacked...

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