Jeremy Clarkson has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to the brouhaha surrounding his exit from the popular BBC series Top Gear. In the aftermath of Clarkson’s firing from the show, the TV personality has been a bit more reflective than reactive, and now says he is looking forward to the future… and another series about automobiles. Here’s what he recently said:
Let’s stop being silly and pick up the pieces and start again… I just know I’m going to do another car show.
Just a few weeks ago, Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear after an incident occurred on the set of the long-running show. Jeremy Clarkson turned himself in after punching producer Oisin Tymon in the face after a long day of filming. Initially he was suspended over the incident, but Clarkson himself didn’t help his case after ranting that the network would probably fire him. A few days later, the BBC did just that.
At the time of Clarkson’s firing, the Top Gear host said he briefly thought about quitting the business, but is now ready to get back on the horse. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Clarkson did reveal that no plans for another series are currently moving forward. Regardless, he is certainly not ready to retire if and when someone gives him another go at chatting about cars.
I have lost my baby but I shall create another. I don't know who the other parent will be or what the baby will look like, but I cannot sit around any more organizing my photograph album.
In the meantime, the BBC is doing its damndest to try and find a replacement for Jeremy Clarkson and keep Top Gear on the air. It’s going to be a tough job for the network to try to replace Clarkson, not to mention potentially replace his co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, who may not stick around now that their partner is out of the picture. The three personalities made Top Gear a worldwide hit, but Clarkson really brought Top Gear to another level, and it'll be tough for the show to continue without him.
While Jeremy Clarkson is hopeful that he’ll be able to find a new project soon, it remains to be seen whether a TV network will want to give the man another shot. While the TV personality’s boisterous personality has won him plenty of fans, his off-the-cuff manner of speaking and quick-to-anger personality has gotten him into trouble more than once. We’ll have to wait and see where he lands.