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Jeremy Clarkson Blasts BBC: 'Political Correctness Is So Tiresome'

'How do these people operate when their minds are all full of stuff and nonsense?'

05/05/2016 11:39

Jeremy Clarkson has launched a scathing attack on the BBC, insisting the broadcaster has become too concerned with political correctness.

The controversial TV personality was famously fired from his gig at ‘Top Gear’ last year, over a much-publicised “fracas” involving a producer on the show, and has now spoken out about what he deems a “tiresome” wave of political correctness at the corporation.

Speaking at the China Exchange on Wednesday (4 March) night, the MailOnline quotes him as telling the crowds: “Political correctness is tiresome. We really suffered from it terribly at the Beeb.”

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Jeremy also addressed a controversy that arose during his final year at ‘Top Gear’, when he and the crew were chased on location in Argentina, over a number plate which appeared to mock the Falklands war.

Unrelenting, The Mirror have reported that he added: They are just a bolshy bunch of war losing b****** w******. If I ever go back there again the number plate will be W3 W0N, we won. I’ve got no time for it.”

The BBC have repeatedly insisted that the number plate was simply a coincidence.

‘Top Gear’ is due to return to the BBC later this month, with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc leading the new presenting team.

Jeremy recently spoke out about rumours he was trying to sabotage the revamped show, claiming he still stands to profit from it if it does well.

Watch the latest trailer for ‘Top Gear’ here.

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  • 25 March 2015
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    The BBC announces Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed, following a fracas involving a cold dinner on location, and a punched producer. "A line has been crossed," said the BBC's statement.
  • 24 April 2015
    Matt Jelonek via Getty Images
    Richard Hammond joins James May in confirming they won't be back either, the team comes as a trio. 
  • 16 June 2015
    Alex Huckle via Getty Images
    The BBC reveals their Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans will be leading the new team. 
  • 30 July 2015
    Matt Jelonek via Getty Images
    AmazonPrime reveals they’ve signed up Clarkson and co for an online motoring show, with a reported £10million/year package, with the series set to debut later in 2016.
  • 28 November 2015
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    Chris Evans reveals the show's debut date of 8 May, with an eight-episode series planned. 
  • 22 December 2015
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    ‘Top Gear’ producer Lisa Clark departs the team abruptly, saying she is to "pursue other projects", but wishes the team well.
  • 23 December 2015
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    She is swiftly followed out of the door by script editor Tom Ford.
  • 4 February 2016
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    Matt LeBlanc is confirmed as a fellow presenter.
  • 11 February 2016
    BBC
    Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan all confirmed to join.
  • 26 February 2016
    Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle via Getty Images
    The BBC announces a fresh debut date of 22 May, with six episodes scheduled instead of eight.
  • 19 January 2016
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    BBC Two commissioner Kim Shillinglaw, who has been overseeing the relaunch of the show, announces she will be leaving her role. Due to a re-organisation at the BBC, there will be no one to replace her, meaning Chris Evans will report directly to the Controller of Channels, Jane Moore. 
  • 10 February 2016
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    Matt LeBlanc confirms that he has signed to a US sitcom 'I'm Not Your Friend', leading to concern that he may have stretched himself too thin for 'Top Gear' duties.  
  • 13 March 2016
    PA
    Veterans complain about the ‘Top Gear’ team filming stunts, creating donut turns and speed dust, in London’s Whitehall, with shots including footage of the country’s most revered war memorial, the Cenotaph. 
  • 14 March 2016
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    Chris Evans makes a public apology for the team’s actions, while adding, “This isn't a shoot I'm particularly involved in." And takes to wearing pyjamas to work.
  • 31 March 2016
    BBC
    The show releases its first trailer. Many respond that the footage has become too Americanised, and they miss Jeremy. 
  • 12 April 2016
    BBC
    The show receives a major boost with news that streaming service Netflix has bought rights to distribute the show internationally, thus bringing the new series to a potential 75 million subscribers. 
  • 13 April 2016
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    The atmosphere on set is said to be “frosty” following Chris Evans’ continuing fury over the Cenotaph stunt. 
  • Apart from that...
    BBC
    It's all been smooth sailing. We wait for 22 May with bated breath. 

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