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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:45 AM

Jeremy Clarkson 'punch': Top Gear episodes to be dropped

The BBC is expected to scrap the remainder of the current Top Gear TV series after allegations that presenter Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer.

The broadcaster said Clarkson, 54, had been suspended after what it called a "fracas" and has confirmed Sunday's episode of Top Gear will not be shown...

It is understood the two final episodes in the series will also be dropped....


And a petition calling for the BBC to "reinstate Jeremy Clarkson" started by political blogger Guido Fawkes has been signed by more than 120,000 people since it was launched on Tuesday afternoon.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31828184

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 02:29 AM

1. Good can't stand him any more....

he is so full of himself.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 08:01 AM

5. I always assumed that was an act, but maybe not. nt

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 03:52 AM

2. I heard this news yesterday

and for some reason I thought of this

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 04:04 AM

3. He always seems like something Scotty would be screaming "Oh no Jim, he's gonna BLOW!"

about....always just a few inches from the end of his rope.

Bet he was a real charmer to work with (not).

Bring GOGGLEBOX over instead--now that's an hilarious show.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 07:24 AM

4. What I find myself wondering about all these folks who've signed Guido's bleeding-hearts petition ..

... and are presumably of the opinion that Clarkson should be reinstated whatever he's done, is how many of them are also fully paid up members of the hang-em-and-flog-em brigade of opponents of violent crime ...

The Skin

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 08:54 AM

6. Indeed; and also how many of them are in favour of job insecurity; bosses being able to fire people

as they please; etc.?

Few people would expect to keep their job if they punched one of their bosses - they would think themselves damned lucky if they didn't get arrested! But Clarkson is supposed to be an exception. Why??!!!

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:00 AM

7. Paul Staines brought out the petition?

Well, he must just be in need of a new bandwagon to jump on.

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:43 PM

10. And how would all those people feel

if they'd been on the receiving end of a punch from Clarkson?

I have a feeling that a double standard would apply.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:04 AM

8. Can't stand Clarkson. He's a jerk.

Hammond and the other guy are pretty cool. And the Stig.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 08:10 PM

9. That's alot of money to leave on the table....

 

.. not just in the UK but worldwide...I see this situation resolving itself rapidly...

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Response to LeftishBrit (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 07:27 AM

11. He's just lucky the producer isn't pressing charges

and on twitter he's playing the victim

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Response to Jeneral2885 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:09 AM

12. I hear that Philip Glenister is in the running to take his place.

For him, even I'd watch the show.

I just hope he'd still have time to do some acting work.

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