Jeremy Clarkson has addressed any possible future Top Gear return
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Jeremy Clarkson has addressed any possible Top Gear return after he was fired from the show back in 2015.
If you need reminding, the Clarkson's Farm host had his contract terminated after punching producer Oisin Tymon in the face and reportedly calling him a 'lazy Irish c***'.
In the following year, the 62-year-old settled the incident after agreeing to pay a £100,000 racial discrimination and personal injury claim.
Despite the shocking ordeal, James May and Richard Hammond stood by Clarkson and stepped down from their roles on Top Gear, with all three being replaced by Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff.
Although Clarkson's since carved himself a successful TV career over on Amazon Prime with both his farming series and The Grand Tour, the streamer cut ties with him after he made horrific comments about Meghan Markle in a controversial column for the The Sun.
Clarkson wrote about his hopes for the Duchess of Sussex to be ‘paraded naked’ through the streets and pelted with ‘excrement’, leading to an angry backlash.
Although the column was deleted and Clarkson penned a grovelling apology, Amazon Prime announced that it would not renew its contracts with the TV personality and will only be going ahead with the planned third season of Clarkson's Farm.
In short, it's as much of a mess as his Diddly Squat Farm right now.
Clarkson is never one to keep his feelings to himself, and so he's now written a new column for The Times in which he argues that the BBC is not a Tory company.
In his words: "I worked at the BBC for more than 25 years, and I can tell you that almost everyone I met was redder than the end of a dog’s lipstick." Charming.
He added: "Have things changed since then? Well, if you are a Conservative voter and you are employed by the BBC, write to me and let me know.
"I’m not expecting a sudden surge in demand for stamps."
Clarkson went on to say that 'comedy's too risky for the BBC these days', echoing comments made by numerous comedians in recent years including John Cleese.
Taking into consideration his stance on the matter, you can probably guess what his thoughts are on whether or not he'd return to Top Gear.
"Could I do Top Gear there now? Not a chance," he said.
Clarkson also briefly touched upon the Gary Lineker Match of the Day scandal, having previously voiced his support for the former footballer.
On the topic of impartiality at the media giant, he wrote: "That’s why Gary Lineker was temporarily stood down – not because he’d broken some weird impartiality clause in his contract, but because he’d dared to challenge this government’s tireless resolve to treat immigration as if it’s basically a big game of snakes and ladders."
LADbible has contacted the BBC for comment.