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mightyred
12-03-2015, 07:46 AM
Anyone know if there is a petition anywhere to keep this Moron off TV?

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ValeTudoGuy
12-03-2015, 08:33 AM
Dunno, but there's one to keep him On and I Will be signing it. Why do we want to make a move towards sterile corporate robots being the only acceptable thing on TV?

Budgie Smuggler
12-03-2015, 09:22 AM
I'm with MightyRed, there are quite enough bigoted, middle-aged men on TV, he wouldn't be too sorely missed.


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monkey66
12-03-2015, 09:42 AM
I think he make a stupid show that 100's of millions of people enjoy, including me. His biggest crime is being right of center at an institution like the BBC.

Drop Top Gear because no one wants to watch it or it does not make you money, not because a highly paid celebrity can be a bit of a tit sometimes.

The BBC (and us the licence payers) will be out 100's millions over a non-commercial decision.

Simon G
12-03-2015, 09:45 AM
I had an idea - they should do a show identical to Top Gear, but on bikes. They could talk about the newest models, concept models, review older models, have guests on the show, timed laps etc etc. I think there's a big enough motorcycle following for it to be a hit. Never been done before too...

parnaby
12-03-2015, 09:47 AM
I don't watch Top Gear and avoid most things with him on.

Has it been announced what actually happened yet? If he did punch someone, then if it's almost certain that he deserves to lose his job. If I walked into work and punched a colleague then I would be sacked, why is he different?


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PeeJay
12-03-2015, 10:02 AM
His contract is up at the end of the month and Sky have been after him for years. He's got nothing to lose by leaving.

groundhog
12-03-2015, 10:09 AM
I think he did it on purpose - specifically as his contract is up.
He's a very clever chap indeed.

tommy
12-03-2015, 10:13 AM
So he hit someone?

Deano
12-03-2015, 10:26 AM
The BBC cannot afford to lose him.

Knowing the BBC, this does not mean they won't get rid of him.

TheMonk
12-03-2015, 10:35 AM
The BBC cannot afford to lose him.

Knowing the BBC, this does not mean they won't get rid of him.

While I don't know the BBC as well as you gents do, I do feel this is spot on. Also, I am a fan of Top Gear, even though some of their "adventures" do get a bit boring at times.

Wigan
12-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Is he not more of a character than actually like that? You know what I mean, like Al Murray. People expect him to be a certain way so that's what sort of nonsense he comes out with

ValeTudoGuy
12-03-2015, 11:10 AM
Let's just campaign against anyone with personality or opinion..... unless they are socialist robots or hard line feminists.... the media has no power over them.

In all seriousness if we conducted a witch hunt against everyone who punched someone it would be never ending. If this was something that happened in the building trade the other Guy would have hit him back and they would be at the pub drinking beer together..... Oh wait people don't go to pubs any more..... fuck this soft modern Britain I'm sick of bending over and creeping round people to avoid them exercising their RIGHT to be offended.

ValeTudoGuy
12-03-2015, 11:12 AM
[QUOTE=Wigan;299633]Is he not more of a character than actually like that? You know what I mean, like Al Murray. People expect him to be a certain way so that's what sort of nonsense he comes out with[/QUOTE

No he's a proper old fashioned prick. A majestic and endangered species.

Tomothebuilder
12-03-2015, 11:15 AM
I think ITV are after him too.

I amazed the PC Socialists running the BBC have kept him on this long.

I'm not saying I agree with everything he does but his support I.e the petition with 400,000 signatures is another example of people being fed up with the liberal left forcing bland and apologist views upon us all.

To me it's the same as why people are going over to UKIP and Farage (I am not one), they like people who say what they think. A lot of people have similar views-the old fashioned English view of the world which has been outlawed for too long. The silent majority are starting to stir!

handlebarpipe
12-03-2015, 05:36 PM
His biggest crime is being right of center at an institution like the BBC.

No his biggest crime, if rumours are true, is that he is prepared to hit someone who does not agree with his point of view.

monkey66
12-03-2015, 06:17 PM
No his biggest crime, if rumours are true, is that he is prepared to hit someone who does not agree with his point of view.
If that was the principle issue he would be a prize fighter as I would imagine people disagree with him on an hourly basis.

MarkLondon
12-03-2015, 06:27 PM
I think the bloke is an arrogant arse.

Joss
12-03-2015, 06:30 PM
I think the bloke is an arrogant arse.

+1! Just another overpaid bell end.


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butternutsquashpie
12-03-2015, 07:12 PM
I don't see anyone calling HIM Jizzlober :mad::frown:

ValeTudoGuy
12-03-2015, 07:40 PM
+1! Just another overpaid bell end.


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Given how much money he helps to bring into the BBC, I don't thing there's much of an argument he's over paid. Top Gear in it's current format can't he far Off the biggest grossing Show the BBC has ever had.

TonyN
12-03-2015, 07:40 PM
Like deano said don't think the bbc can afford to loose him
brings in a lot of dosh for the bbc.

oskihen
12-03-2015, 07:56 PM
Regards to the general consensus that punching someone is a sackable offence , I agree that an unprovoked assault is certainly stackable, however I disagree that it should always be a saxkable offence . I have always worked within the building industry , and amongst working class people, however came from a very middle class background , prep school and grammar school educated . In the world I live in everybody is extremely polite and courteous if your not you'll be sat on your arse, simple rules to abide by ........ Sadly I've come across so called white collar well bred individuals who certainly do not come from that world who treat people with no respect or courtesy and are appalled when some lout hits them . I'm not saying Clarkson was right to hit this person wether he did or not is still an issue . I'm not a fan of clarkson bit we do need people who aren't afraid of being politically correct .
Maybe if people from all works of life expected to get punched if they illtreated and were rude we may all be more polite and respectfull to each other. And on that note I'm surprise Clarkson himself hasn't got more black eyes as James may says he's a cock but a likeable one

Wigan
12-03-2015, 07:59 PM
I found out about it from the poles at work. Someone back in Poland texted and told them. He is a worldwide commodity. He is worth a fortune to the BBC and it is because he is so much of a knob

Sean
12-03-2015, 08:20 PM
I know some of things he says is annoying like him not long ago slagging scousers off. But i do like him on top gear he isn't afraid to say what alot of people think. If BBC let him go top gear will surely follow it wouldnt be the same without him

oskihen
12-03-2015, 09:21 PM
Top gear will certainly survive without him , it's been on our tv since 1977 and was at one point a very good tv programme about the cars normal people drive and I so miss that part of the show sadly it has digressed to a show about the presenters acting like tears, lots of laughter and gizmos but sadly lack of substance

Sean
12-03-2015, 09:22 PM
See top gear has always been jezza for me which i always like there arsing about makes sundays much more fun

wayne_w
12-03-2015, 09:53 PM
This article gives you an idea of the sort of revenue the program produces..

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-clarkson-sells-top-gear-1347649

Scott
12-03-2015, 10:09 PM
Jeremy Clarkson is good on top gear but the car world is much bigger that JC, he is old wealthy and ready to be put out to pasture. The older he gets the more stupid stuff he says! He reminds me of Prince Philip "Looks like it was made by a China man" and the like. Get some new blood in I say! look at jodie kidd on that other car show, she isn't bad? You could do with a F1 / WRC driver or something.

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PeeJay
12-03-2015, 10:13 PM
I was chatting to a tv producer today and he said Clarkson's problem is that he has become bigger than the show. They don't like that at the BBC.

ValeTudoGuy
12-03-2015, 10:29 PM
Jeremy Clarkson is good on top gear but the car world is much bigger that JC, he is old wealthy and ready to be put out to pasture. The older he gets the more stupid stuff he says! He reminds me of Prince Philip "Looks like it was made by a China man" and the like. Get some new blood in I say! look at jodie kidd on that other car show, she isn't bad? You could do with a F1 / WRC driver or something.

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Prince Philip is literally the crown jewel of our nation.... the only Great thing left about Britain.

and he said about an electric junction box "It looks like it's been put in by an Indian" allegedly he meant a cowboy, but the fact that the building was a communal house for Indian exchange students made his gaff hilarious.

Unfortunately I think your right in that people like this will be put out to pasture as you say and its a massive shame IMO. We increasingly live in a world where we are told what kind of free thought and speech is acceptable. People flaunt a right to be offended by anything and everything. When did we become so serious?

I dont envy my kids growing up in this world and if I had to start again as a child today but with the mind I have now.... I think I would give up and just get out as quick as I could.

Scott
25-03-2015, 02:59 PM
He is a gonna! Official!

TheMonk
25-03-2015, 04:04 PM
He is a gonna! Official!

It appeared that way, but both him and James May have come out and deny it... so I guess it's not over yet!

PeeJay
25-03-2015, 04:06 PM
The official announcement from the BBC is that his contract will not be renewed. Guess he'll be off to Sky for more money then :car:

monkey66
25-03-2015, 04:10 PM
Yup, no renewal of contrect.

I think I have kind of revised my position on this.

I am sorry to see what is probably the end of a show I have enjoyed for 12 years but ultimately Clarkson is to blame. It is now beyond dispute that he punched and abused a co-worker for no serious reason. The BBC had no choice but to act and they/we will loose out.

Silly Jeremy ruined it for all of us.

Wigan
25-03-2015, 04:11 PM
I think we are all getting carried away and missing the most important question.










Is he into cigars? :rock:

Bob123
25-03-2015, 04:23 PM
I think that they both should shake hands after incident and keep to make business together (Clarkson and producer) and not escalate this to public ...

monkey66
25-03-2015, 04:28 PM
I think that they both should shake hands after incident and keep to make business together (Clarkson and producer) and not escalate this to public ...

Way too late for that unfortunately. It would have been nice but that ship has sailed.

Krist
25-03-2015, 04:47 PM
I want to know where the petition is for the new presenter to be Guy Martin!

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But on the other hand, I love the other programs he does and would prefer he continues down that route and he only fills in for a season.

Wigan
25-03-2015, 04:50 PM
I want to know where the petition is for the new presenter to be Guy Martin!

23370

But on the other hand, I love the other programs he does and would prefer he continues down that route and he only fills in for a season.

who is that?

Krist
25-03-2015, 05:03 PM
Guy Martin, he's a bike racer and had done the Isle of Man TT a few times but a really down to earth and enthusiastic speed freak

Wigan
25-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Guy Martin, he's a bike racer and had done the Isle of Man TT a few times but a really down to earth and enthusiastic speed freak

OK I genuinely wasn't sure if it was a joke lol

Scott
25-03-2015, 05:15 PM
Guy Martin, he's a bike racer and had done the Isle of Man TT a few times but a really down to earth and enthusiastic speed freak

Is he that Yorkshire lad ?

Edit: Just Googled him, yes he is, top chap he is, he has a spitfire engine in his living room!

TonyN
26-03-2015, 07:43 AM
The official announcement from the BBC is that his contract will not be renewed. Guess he'll be off to Sky for more money then :car:

If i'm honest i think i'll miss top gear on a sunday night,and all because clarkson coulden't get steak and chips after a days filming.

DogManDude
26-03-2015, 08:56 AM
I think we are all getting carried away and missing the most important question.



Is he into cigars? :rock:
Hahahahaha

Tendarus
26-03-2015, 12:39 PM
I love Clarkson and the show, but ultimately the BBC had no other choice in my view. No one person can be bigger than the show or the organisation.

Ultimately it will hopefully be for the best though as I expect he'll have more creative and editorial control at a commercial station than at the beeb.

ValeTudoGuy
26-03-2015, 12:56 PM
Guy Martin is a great guy. Something slightly Fred Dibnah about him. I think he's a legend in the making.

Wigan
26-03-2015, 03:21 PM
Guy Martin is a great guy. Something slightly Fred Dibnah about him. I think he's a legend in the making.

Fred Dibnah? I think I might start watching1

Serhiy
20-04-2015, 03:48 PM
Fired Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he'll make another car show: 'I've lost my baby but I'll create another'

tippexx
24-04-2015, 08:39 AM
No one person can be bigger than the show or the organisation.



Sometimes the person is the show. The BBC is big, big on feather-bedding and looking out for the time serving inept or pc elitists .... Clarkson, May and Hammond are pretty unique, grown men who approach whatever they're doing with the abandon of 12 year olds .... controversial yes, but a hard act to follow.

Guinness70
24-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Sometimes the person is the show. The BBC is big, big on feather-bedding and looking out for the time serving inept or pc elitists .... Clarkson, May and Hammond are pretty unique, grown men who approach whatever they're doing with the abandon of 12 year olds .... controversial yes, but a hard act to follow.
Totally agree. It's like 3 good friends blagging and slagging. Love it.

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Deano
24-04-2015, 11:03 AM
I'm not sure I think the BBC are overly PC in this case, when you consider he smacked a producer. If someone smacked me at work I'd expect them to be sacked too! (And vice versa!)

ValeTudoGuy
24-04-2015, 01:58 PM
People punch each other all the time in my industry.... No joke. If we sacked them all we wouldn't have any left. I'm not saying it's right, but I have never known them not shake hands and get on again after.

Budgie Smuggler
24-04-2015, 02:06 PM
People punch each other all the time in my industry.... No joke. If we sacked them all we wouldn't have any left. I'm not saying it's right, but I have never known them not shake hands and get on again after.

If they did get the sack for it, it would soon stop.


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oskihen
24-04-2015, 03:29 PM
People punch each other all the time in my industry.... No joke. If we sacked them all we wouldn't have any left. I'm not saying it's right, but I have never known them not shake hands and get on again after.
I agree Marc same in my industry , if your a wanker and rude to someone you'll be sat on your arse , but sadly the Clarkson affair seems to be very one sided and a clear sign of serious attitude problem , it was the right call sacking him he should of known better

tippexx
24-04-2015, 04:12 PM
and a clear sign of serious attitude problem

I think he recognised that for himself, it was him who reported the incident apparently. How it's all going to work out for the Producers future might be tricky, blamed as responsible for destroying the format of a multi-million pound value show is not good.