Jeremy Clarkson's BBC grudge
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 March 2016
Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he'll probably always hold a grudge against the BBC after they sacked him last year - around the same time he lost his beloved mother and his home
Jeremy Clarkson holds a grudge against the BBC for him missing the death of his mother, losing his house and shattering his career all within the space of a year.
The 55-year-old presenter, who was sacked from the channel last year following a spat over steak, has admitted he'll never forgive the broadcaster for its ill-treatment.
He explained: "In one year I lost my mother, my house and my job. How do you think I f***ing felt? ... The BBC... Let's say they were very unhelpful. I said, 'My mother's just died. Please leave me alone.' But they wouldn't. And it was bad. We were doing the TV show and the live shows, and three newspaper columns a week and endless investigations into whether or not we'd said this or done that or whether or not my hair was straight or my teeth were cleaned."
But the former 'Top Gear' host has revealed his feud with the BBC started long before he was dropped as things started to crumble after he locked horns with Danny Cohen, the former director of television, in 2014 when a racism investigation was launched into the culture of the motoring show.
It was later decided that Jeremy was not a racist but the tension between the pair very much remained.
He said: "Danny and I were, and I suspect will remain for ever, very far apart on every single thing."
And it wasn't just on-screen antics that caused tension as Jeremy also came under fire when he decided to name his black west highland terrier after the footballer Didier Dogba.
Speaking to The Times magazine, he said: "He [Danny] said, 'What colour is it?, and I said, 'It's black', and he said, 'You can't call your black dog after a black footballer.' So I said, 'Why not? Would you rather I called it John Terrier?"