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Jeremy Clarkson says James Martin broke ‘rule number one’ of TV industry after foul-mouthed rant is leaked

Jeremy Clarkson says James Martin broke ‘rule number one’ of TV industry after foul-mouthed rant is leaked

The leaked recording reveals James Martin swearing at TV crew 42 times

Jeremy Clarkson has spoken out following a recording being leaked of James Martin swearing at TV crew 42 times.

A recording given to The Sun documents Martin - a British chef and TV presenter - going off in a foul-mouthed rant at staff.

The recording has led to the 51-year-old being accused of 'intimidating' and 'bullying' behaviour on set during the filming of James Martin's Spanish Adventure - filming which took place this year.

An investigation has since been launched into Martin's conduct, and fellow TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has now weighed in on the incident too.

In the audio recording, Martin can be heard going off in a rant in a Zoom call which took place in 2018.

He complains about his house being damaged while filming ITV's Saturday Morning with James Martin.

He says: "I am absolutely furious, beyond belief. It’s my home, it’s my house. It’s my f**ing house.

"Nobody listens, nobody f**king listens do they. I will not put up with this, this is b*llocks.

"A driveway that cost me £26,000 is f**ked because somebody put a load of oil in the f**king bin that’s now dripped everywhere and f**king ruined my driveway."

James Martin has been with ITV since 2017, and before that he was with the BBC.

Clarkson may have let TV crew into his farm when filming Clarkson's Farm but unlike Martin, he says he has certain boundaries.

In an op-ed for The Sun, he wrote: "After reading about chef James Martin’s sweary rant at a TV crew who’d broken his kitchen, I rolled my eyes and thought: 'Does this man know nothing about TV?'

"Because as anyone who works in the industry knows, rule number one is: Never let a film crew in your house."

James Martin swore a whopping 42 times in his rant at TV crew.
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Clarkson noted he's worked with the same TV crew for '20 or more years' and 'admire[s] their skills with the camera and the sound recording equipment' and actually 'truly enjoy[s]' the crew's company.

But he would still 'never let them in [his] house'.

"Because they’d drag their heavy boxes over the wooden floors, do a reverse-Ikea on all the furniture as they moved it to make way for their equipment and then, because all film crews live on a diet of chilli sauce, make the most godawful smell in the lavatory," he continued.

Jeremy Clarkson has weighed in on the situation.
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Since the audio recording was obtained and made public by The Sun, Martin has apologised for his behaviour.

The TV presenter noted 2017 as being 'one of the most fraught and difficult' periods of his life, citing the death of his 'last living grandparent' and being unable to attend his funeral as adding to the pressure.

The chef also said he was 'diagnosed with cancer' on his face and 'had to have surgery' which later returned and led to him undergoing 'regular treatments'.

He added: "After all this stress I was in a very emotional state, and when after filming in early January 2018 I discovered my home had been flooded while filming, I was extremely upset.

"I can only say I am human and following a build-up of personal life pressure, I admit that I overreacted regarding the damage to my home."

In a statement to LADbible, Blue Marlin Television - Martin's production company - stated it 'accepted responsibility' for 'badly' damaging Martin's home.

It acknowledged Martin's apology and noted it continued to work with the chef after the incident occurred and 'remains committed to ensuring the welfare of all those with whom they work' as an 'utmost priority'.

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Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, Celebrity, TV and Film, UK News, ITV