Jeremy Clarkson: I’ll have a tear in my eye during final Top Gear episode
Jeremy Clarkson will watch the final episode of Top Gear “with a tear” in his eye.
The 55-year-old broadcaster was axed from the popular BBC motoring show earlier this year following a “fracas” with a producer, and admitted it will be emotional watching his last episode next Sunday (28.06.15), having first hosted the programme in 1988.
He said: “I’ll be watching with a tear in my eye because, my God, it’s been one hell of a ride.”
However, Jeremy insisted he “won’t miss making a car show” because plenty of other channels are eager to snap him up for new programmes.
Writing in his column for The Sun newspaper, he said: “I’ll miss the BBC, I really will. Because for every silly idiot, there were ten good guys who are mad and wonderful and good at what they do. But I won’t miss making a car show.”
“Because other broadcasters are available so I don’t have to stop doing that.”
Meanwhile, BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has been announced as the new Top Gear host, and revealed he will no longer be presenting The One Show on Fridays, with his last episode airing on July 10, because “he feels he can’t do it on top of the radio and Top Gear in March.”
A source told The Sun newspaper: “It also opens the door to return to TFI Friday if Channel 4 opt to bring back a full series.”