Jeremy Clarkson criticised the BBC on Sunday ahead of his final appearance on “Top Gear.” The presenter and right-wing caricature, who was pushed out of the show after allegedly assaulting producer Oisin Tymon, tweeted:
"Strange that BBC News is talking down the last Top Gear tonight. Do they not want big ratings for some reason?"
Strange that BBC News is talking down the last Top Gear tonight. Do they not want big ratings for some reason?— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 28, 2015
Richard Hammond, co-presenter on the long-running show, responded: “Oh, is it on? Always liked that."
@JeremyClarkson oh, is it on? Always liked that.— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) June 28, 2015
James May did not engage in the badinage, instead tweeting that he would spend a “pleasant Sunday evening" listening to AC/DC.
Hmm. I think I'll attend a pleasant Sunday evening recital by AC/DC.— James May (@MrJamesMay) June 28, 2015
Clarkson has already decried the final episode of the show in his column for The Sun. “BBC Two is screening an edition of Top Gear cobbled together from two films that were made before I was fired," he penned, adding: "One of them is quite good."
After the show was broadcast, Clarkson tweeted one final apology:
Many many thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years. So sad and sorry it's ended like this— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 28, 2015
“Top Gear” is set to return next year with Chris Evans in the driving seat. A co-host has yet to be selected, with Evans suggesting it could be a fan of the show.