Jeremy Clarkson hits out at Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Netflix deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 September 2020
'Grand Tour' and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' star Jeremy Clarkson insisted he doesn't "give a s***" about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Netflix plans
Jeremy Clarkson has blasted Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Netflix deal.
The outspoken 'Grand Tour' presenter has been very critical of the couple's multi-year arrangement with the streaming platform, and he insisted he doesn't "give a s***" about their potential projects.
He told The Sun newspaper: "They will be drivel. £100 million to make shows and films that 'inform and give hope'? Kill me.
"I'd be much better making their programmes, as I don't give a s*** about anything they give a s*** about. Just awful."
Meanwhile, the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' host also claimed the BBC has become too obsessed with being politically correct rather than wanting to make people laugh.
He argued: "It's got nothing to do with your politics. Are you a funny person?
"It doesn't matter where you went to school, what colour you are, whether you've got breasts, a scrotum -- it simply doesn't matter. It's, 'Are you funny?'
"There was an old commissioner at the BBC who used to say, years ago, 'Beware, beware, the man who cares'. If someone comes to sell me this documentary about something that they feel passionately about, it'll be c***.
"All films made about something where the director is trying to get a message across, whether it's diamonds in Africa or whatever, aren't as good as they could have been if somebody couldn't have given a s***."
Jeremy's comments come after Harry and Meghan confirmed their Netflix deal and laid out their plans for the streaming service.
They said: "Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.
"Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens."