Jeremy Clarkson was sacked from the BBC Two motoring present in 2015 following a violent “fracas” with producer Oisin Tymon after an argument in regards to the present’s catering. But when one other star on a BBC TV programme made a controversial remark, Clarkson was fast to leap in with a jibe at his former employers. Comedian Jo Brand brought about outrage after she joked on Victoria Coren Mitchell’s Heresy talkshow on BBC Radio four that individuals ought to throw battery acid as an alternative of milkshakes at “unpleasant characters.” Her feedback got here in 2019 when discussing political figures, together with Nigel Farage, who had been focused with milkshakes in the course of the European elections.
Brand stated: “I’m thinking: why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?”
After the BBC admitted the feedback weren’t acceptable – Brand confronted no additional motion.
Clarkson responded in a bemused method, saying final yr: “Oh no, no, you can keep your job if you’re a leftie. Course you can.
“It was a ridiculous row.”
However, Clarkson defended Brand, claiming she mustn’t lose her job over the controversy.
The Grand Tour star stated: “Of course she shouldn’t have lost her job. God, it was a joke.”
Clarkson and Brand haven’t all the time agreed on such issues – the pair beforehand fell out at a BBC dinner when Brand jokingly informed BBC officers to take Clarkson off air to enhance the company.
While Clarkson admits they’ve had their disagreements each in entrance and away from tv cameras, he stated he’s now pals with the comic.
Clarkson added: “I like Jo, she’s great. We’ve had rows, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like her.
“There’s lots of people that I disagree with that I like.”
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Clarkson additionally stated working with Amazon was an enchancment on the “terrible culture” on the BBC.
He continued: “When you send Amazon a film, their television people in Los Angeles ring up and squeak with joy. What you never get at the BBC is that – ever.
“Because if anyone was to say, ‘that was an important factor that you have simply achieved,’ significantly in the event that they wrote it in an e mail, if it turned out to be controversial and the Daily Mail went berserk, they’d be on file as having favored it, after which what would occur?
“It’s a terrible culture, and all of Britain suffers from it.”