Jeremy Clarkson has 'no future commitments' on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire after next series
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Jeremy Clarkson has 'no future commitments' with ITV after the next series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has finished, ITV boss Carolyn McCall has said.
She told Variety that the next season of the show was currently in development with Clarkson still on hosting duties, but after that there is nothing concrete between the broadcaster and presenter.
She said: "We have a contract. We’re contracted to this [season], so we will do that.
"And then we have no future commitments. And we haven’t made any statements about that."
Last year, Clarkson wrote a highly controversial column in The Sun about Meghan Markle where he said he 'hated her on a cellular level' and made reference to a scene from Game of Thrones.
In the column, which has since been taken down, he wrote: "At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, 'Shame!' and throw lumps of excrement at her."
The presenter faced a significant backlash to his column, including from his own family, and later issued an apology saying he realised he had 'completely messed up' and described his column as 'horrible'.
It is also being investigated by press regulator IPSO after they received over 25,000 complaints.
Clarkson recently parted ways with Amazon Prime as the streaming service announced that he would be seeing out the end of his contract with them but there would not be further collaboration.
A third season of Clarkson's Farm and more of The Grand Tour will therefore be releasing on Prime Video but beyond that there are no further plans to work with Clarkson.
In his job as presenter Clarkson was able to have more interaction with the quiz show contestants after the introduction of the 'Ask The Host' lifeline.
This hasn't always gone well for contestants as they've hoped Clarkson would know the answer and ended up going home after he got it wrong.
After several years of presenting Millionaire where he witnessed the new British record for 'Fastest Finger First' and had a contestant accidentally give away filming secrets on the show, Clarkson's time may be coming to an end.
An ITV spokesperson said: "As we have said before, ITV has a further series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contractually commissioned, and no further commissioning commitments beyond that currently."