Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after ‘fracas’ (BBC News)

Jeremy Clarkson suspended: Producer Top Gear host ‘hit in fracas’ identified as Oisin Tymon (Irish Daily Mirror)

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  1. jeremy kyle

    Top Gear is a loud of bollocks, this storm of controversy is just to remind people that there’s a new series of Top Gear coming out in a few months.

  2. Drogg

    I love top gear and this is so over blown, I am wondering Is it a cover to slow down showing the show as they where having problems having it edited on time for each episode and what does it matter if the producer was Irish unless he was calling him a famine loving potato monkey.

    1. martco

      yeh would have said the same but TG is miles past its sell by date at this stage
      it needs a serious recharge
      harder to watch last few years just more of the same tyred old formula of them heading off to siberia or wherever on some totally staged caper involving 3 tired old farts very little about motors anymore more about them (and Clarkson)
      gimme 5th gear and vbh everytime

      1. Drogg

        What no 5th gear is terrible. I thought this series of topgear has been much better then the previous few. In saying that though I thought they could have got a whole episode out of the rallycross the segment they did was far to short. It comes across like the producers want to do an entertainment show while the presenters and audience want a car show.

    2. Wayne.F

      It’s relevant because Clarkson is a backward british supremacist who thinks former colonies and their residents are beneath him

      1. Frilly Keane

        Now this is actually This.

        (Even if “gaudy aged misogynist” was omitted, accidentally I presume)

        1. Wayne.F

          I am refraining from typing what I really think of him after seeing his behaviour at a dinner table beside us one night as I am pretty sure BS would delete it

      1. Drogg

        I always love when someone posts this about top gear because most of the things that lee says could be turned round and said about him as well. Its that old people in glass houses scenario.

          1. Drogg

            I am one of the few people who is not a fan, I think he is a cheapened version of the much better Charlie Brooker.

  3. thebigal

    Some say, jeremy kyle is LOAD of bolllocks, & that if he had any sense, He’d know there’s a new series broadcasting right now, & should be for another 3 weeks if this had not put the kibosh on it for a week or two…but all we know is…well we’ll just have to wait and see….

    1. jeremy kyle

      Well fair enough I’m not above regularly talking utter bollocks myself, but I used to really like the show and I even bought one of Clarkson’s books, but the fact I didn’t even know it was on kinda highlights my earlier drunken point.

      It was better, in my humble opinion, when it was just 3 blokes talking about cars who were occasionally genuinely funny, but now it’s become 3 caricatures trying to carry the show purely with their badly scripted and contrived adventures. Clarkson pokes fun at electric cars, hippies and “zee germans” for a bit, Hammond “accidentally” sets something on fire again and May says “permission to say cock” about twenty times.

      I mean I get it – their audience has grown, they’ve to worry about maintaining ratings and they’re catering to a lot more than just car enthusiasts, but I think it’s utter poo now and I’d rather watch last of the summer wine at this stage.

  4. 评论员

    Oisin was late with desert,.

    Viz Top Tip

    “Delia Smith recently said that there’s nothing worse than a soggy souffle. As a long term cancer sufferer I feel I must take issue with Mrs Smith.”
    Nigel, Shepton Mallet

  5. Soundings

    “I was in Dublin last weekend, and had a very real sense I’d been invited to the last days of the Roman empire. As far as I could work out, everyone had a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a coat made from something that’s now extinct. And then there were the women. Wow. Not that long ago every girl on the Emerald Isle had a face the colour of straw and orange hair. Now it’s the other way around.

    Everyone appeared to be drunk on naked hedonism. I’ve never seen so much jus being drizzled onto so many improbable things, none of which was potted herring. It was like Barcelona but with beer. And as I careered from bar to bar all I could think was: “Jesus. Can’t they see what’s coming?”

    Ireland is tiny. Its population is smaller than New Zealand’s, so how could the Irish ever have generated the cash for so many trips to the hairdressers, so many lobsters and so many Rollers? And how, now, as they become the first country in Europe to go officially into recession, can they not see the financial meteorite coming? Why are they not all at home, singing mournful songs?”

    Jeremy Clarkson writing in 2008 about his experience in Ireland

      1. pissedasanewt

        Bang on, while everybody in power was walking around with their fingers in their ears going “la la la la not listening…”

  6. Eulich McGee

    just a theory,

    TG is way past its prime, however global audiences keep increasing. Clarkson wants to kick it into touch and go to work for his buddies at Mudoch incorporated but doesn’t want the fans to blame him by retiring.

    Getting sacked means the the fans blame the beeb and he still owns a share if the brand which he can reinstate if needs be in the future.

    1. Odis

      Hitting the nail on the head. The show jumped the shark about ten years ago. but has 350 M viewers. The BBC’s most popular show.

      They ran the Benny Hill show, until poor old Bennie popped his clogs. No one on these Islands was watching it, but it was still fabulously popular worldwide. In fact I think for a while he was the World’s most populat comedian.

      1. Eulich McGee

        Additionally, he has been starting the show for the last couple of series by highlighting how boring it really is..”tonight James sits in a chair, Richard buys some trousers and I insult some foreigners” kind of thing.

  7. Custo

    That Mirror article says that they “joked about a bridge being built on a slope”.

    They actually joked about there being a “slope on the bridge” when a Burmese was crossing it. Big diffference.

    1. Mister Mister

      You expect accuracy and facts from the Mirror ?

      I highly doubt there was a punch thrown because of late dinner.

  8. Milk Teeth

    I thought this was going to be a post about his orange face and that green background, just need a bit of white between them…

  9. Spaghetti Hoop

    I loved Clarkson’s books and he’s a great presenter of Top Gear. The fact that most of the British population think he’s a moron is part of the reason why he’s so popular and compensated richly. Whether he punched yer man or not, whether he deserved a punching or not, it’s pretty clear that this was designed to stall the show and generate publicity. The fact that Hammond, May and Clarkson are all over Twitter with this is and everyone in both countries are talking about it is all the proof one needs. Even the Tymon fella is famous now and will find himself on the ‘cool board’ of RTE talk shows before you know it.

    1. Mikeyfex

      With the last remains of the dried blood under his left nostril on the Late Late in 6 weeks.

      I agree with Wayne F. above though. He’s an ugly man – not referring to his appearance.

  10. mthead

    Ah Top Gear. Television for silly commuter belt conservatives who like to consume and also consider repeating things they’ve read, heard, overheard or have told, as an opinion.

    1. JimmytheHead

      Youre so edgy and cool, bet you dont even watch TV unless its projected onto something vintage and viewed while sipping creme de menthe from a prosthetic leg.

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