Carol Vorderman has weighed in on the ongoing debate over whether Jeremy Clarkson was offered his ‘Top Gear’ role back, after being sacked following the world’s most infamous “fracas”, stating that she saw the offer being made.
Since Jeremy commented that he was asked back by the Beeb, there’s been debate over whether he was telling the truth, fuelled by the show’s new presenter Chris Evans, who slammed the claims.
Chris Evans and Jeremy Clarkson
Now, Vorders has stepped in, claiming that she saw the offer being made, in The May Fair Hotel, London.
Nothing’s ever simple in showbiz, is it?
Speaking to The Sun, Carol explains: “I saw Jeremy and the BBC executive. I have known both of them a very long time.
“It was obvious there was a conversation going on. I sat on the table just behind them. I could not hear what they were saying.
“Then the TV exec left and Jeremy paid the bill. Jeremy came over immediately and we had a chat and he told me what had happened.
“I am assuming he was telling the truth. We chatted for a few minutes.”
The paper adds that Jeremy told trainee pilot Carol: “They have just offered me my job back and I said no.”
The incident is believed to have taken place on 8 June, just a week before Chris was announced as the show’s new host.
There’s been plenty of drama since Chris was charged with resurrecting the motoring programme, and on Friday, he angered a number of fans with a cheeky joke on ‘The One Show’.
As the credits were about to roll, the Radio 2 presenter couldn’t resist cheekily closing the show with, “And on that bombshell…”, which is Jezza’s ‘Top Gear’ catchphrase.
Chris has quit his ‘The One Show’ role to concentrate on ‘Top Gear’, and it’s believed that once two more co-hosts have been found, filming will kick off later this year.