Suspended 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson calls the BBC 'f---ing bastards' at charity event
After getting suspended as the co-host of Top Gear due to a “fracas” with one of the show’s producers, Jeremy Clarkson reportedly called the BBC “f—ing bastards” at a charity auction in London on Thursday.
“The BBC have f—ed themselves,” Clarkson said, according to The Guardian. “It was a great show and they f—ed it up.”
Clarkson auctioned off a lap around the Top Gear track, which went for £100,000 (approximately $108,373), at the Roadhouse Gala. Proceeds went to the organization’s efforts to support disadvantaged youths.
“I didn’t foresee my sacking but I would like to do one last lap.” Clarkson said. “So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f—ing bastards sack me.”
Clarkson’s co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May allegedly turned down an offer to host the show without him. As a result, the BBC has temporarily pulled Top Gear, airing a two-part special in its place.
The BBC said in a statement Thursday they’re considering the results of their investigation into the altercation between Clarkson and Top Gear producer Oisín Tymon before taking further steps.
The BBC offered no further comment for this story.