Ex-BBC boss tells firing Clarkson was a big mistake

by SpeedLux

From now, we can know why the BBC fired Jeremy Clarkson. He punched manufacturer Oisin Tymon in the face because there wasn’t any hot food all set after a long day of filming. It’s unfortunate for fans of Top Gear, but you cannot walk around striking people and anticipate it to be alright. In spite of the event, previous BBC manager Mark Thompson feels it was a big mistake for the BBC to let Clarkson go.

As per The Sunday Times, Thompson believes that Clarkson’s skill exceeds his temper. “Clarkson can be a deeply objectionable individual, and I state that as a friend,” Thompson stated. “I don’t think individuals must punch their colleagues. It’s difficult to keep them if they do. However I would say his pungent, transgressive, a little out-of-control talent was something the BBC could ill manage to lose. He spoke to individuals who didn’t discover much else in the BBC.”

Thompson, who is now heading The New York Times, was not the person who had the regrettable duty to fire Clarkson– and receive death risks for doing so. Thompson has actually needed to deal with Clarkson’s behavior before, like the time he called the former prime minister a “one-eyed idiot”.

Obviously, it’s not all problem for the previous Top Gear host. Look for Clarkson, along with Richard Hammond and James May, on The Grand Tour sometime this fall on Amazon.

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