Die BBC-Kult-Autosendung „Top Gear“ startet in die Ära nach Jeremy Clarkson. Die neuen Moderatoren agieren holprig. Erst suspendiert, jetzt gefeuert - Jeremy Clarkson ist seinen Job als "Top Gear"-Moderator endgültig los. Die BBC sieht es nach einer internen. Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson ist ein britischer Moderator, Autor und Journalist.
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Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson ist ein britischer Moderator, Autor und Journalist. Nach einer Pause kehrte er wieder zurück zu Top Gear, das nur noch von drei. Jeremy Clarkson begann zusammen mit dem Produzenten Andy Wilman, der BBC ein neues Top-Gear-Format zu. Ex-"Top Gear"-Moderator Jeremy Clarkson erklärt seinen Rauswurf bei BBC, kritisiert den Sender für mangelnde Unterstützung und das neue. Das Trio erhält explizites Lob der ehemaligen Top Gear- und jetzigen und Paddy McGuinness gab es ausgerechnet von Jeremy Clarksons. "Top Gear ist wie eine unabhängige Republik im BBC-Reich", erzählt einer der Produktionsmitarbeiter. In dieser Republik toben sich die wilden Kerle des. Erst suspendiert, jetzt gefeuert - Jeremy Clarkson ist seinen Job als "Top Gear"-Moderator endgültig los. Die BBC sieht es nach einer internen.
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The main facts are not disputed by those involved. First — The BBC is a broad church. Our strength in many ways lies in that diversity.
We need distinctive and different voices but they cannot come at any price. Common to all at the BBC have to be standards of decency and respect. I cannot condone what has happened on this occasion.
A member of staff — who is a completely innocent party — took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature.
For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations.
Second — This has obviously been difficult for everyone involved but in particular for Oisin. I want to make clear that no blame attaches to him for this incident.
He has behaved with huge integrity throughout. As a senior producer at the BBC he will continue to have an important role within the organisation in the future.
Third — Obviously none of us wanted to find ourselves in this position. Clarkson writes regular columns in the tabloid newspaper The Sun , and for the broadsheet newspaper The Sunday Times.
His columns in the Times are republished in The Weekend Australian newspaper. He also writes for the "Wheels" section of the Toronto Star.
He has written humorous books about cars and several other subjects, with many of his books being collections of articles that he has written for The Sunday Times.
Clarkson's first major television role came as one of the presenters on the British motoring programme Top Gear , from 27 October to 3 February ,  in the programme's earlier format.
Jon Bentley , a researcher at Top Gear , helped launch his television career. He was opinionated and irreverent, rather than respectfully po-faced.
The fact that he looked and sounded exactly like a twenty-something ex-public schoolboy didn't matter. Nor did the impression there was a hint of school bully about him.
I knew he was the man for the job. Even my bosses allowed themselves the odd titter. Clarkson then also presented the show's new format from 20 October to 8 March Clarkson presented the first series UK version of Robot Wars.
Clarkson went on to present documentaries focused on non-motoring themes such as history and engineering, although the motoring shows and videos continued.
Alongside his stand-alone shows, many mirror the format of his newspaper columns and books, combining his love of driving and motoring journalism, with the examination and expression of his other views on the world, such as in Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld , Jeremy Clarkson's Car Years and Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours.
After Trinny and Susannah labelled Clarkson's dress sense as that of a market trader, he was persuaded to appear on their fashion makeover show What Not to Wear to avoid being considered for their all-time worst dressed winner award.
It included the story of his great-great-great grandfather, John Kilner — , who invented the Kilner jar , a container for preserved fruit.
Clarkson's views are often showcased on television shows. In , Clarkson appeared on the light-hearted comedy show Room , in which a guest nominates things they hate in life to be consigned to nothingness.
Clarkson dispatched caravans , houseflies , the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine , the mentality within golf clubs , and vegetarians. He has made several appearances on the prime time talk shows Parkinson and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross since By , his persona was deemed to fit the mould for the series Grumpy Old Men , in which middle-aged men talk about any aspects of modern life which irritate them.
Since the topical news panel show Have I Got News for You dismissed regular host Angus Deayton in October , Clarkson has become one of the most regularly used guest hosts on the show.
Clarkson has appeared as a panellist on the political current affairs television show Question Time twice since Jonathan Ross ended up winning the award.
He sustained minor injuries to his legs, back and hand in an intentional collision with a brick wall while making the 12th series of Top Gear in The first season was made available worldwide in The show had previously been presented by Chris Tarrant.
Clarkson is in favour of personal freedom and against government regulation , stating that government should "build park benches and that is it. They should leave us alone.
He often criticised the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown , especially what he calls the 'ban' culture, frequently fixating on the bans on smoking and ban on fox hunting.
He envisions the European Union being turned into a US-like "United States of Europe", with one army, one currency, and one unifying set of values.
Clarkson's comments have both a large number of supporters and opponents. He often comments on the media-perceived social issues of the day such as the fear of challenging adolescent youths, known as ' hoodies '.
In , Clarkson was cleared of allegations of assaulting a hoodie while visiting central Milton Keynes , after Thames Valley Police said that if anything, he had been the victim.
As a motoring journalist, he is frequently critical of government initiatives such as the London congestion charge or proposals on road charging.
He is also frequently scornful of caravanners and cyclists. He has often singled out John Prescott the former Transport Minister , and Stephen Joseph  the head of the public transport pressure group Transport for ridicule.
In September , a tweet proposing that he might stand for election as an independent candidate in Doncaster North , the constituency of the then Labour leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband , was retweeted over 1, times — including by John Prescott.
In , in response to the United States officially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel , Clarkson advised Palestinians to recognize London as the capital of the United States.
Clarkson is unsympathetic to the green movement and has little respect for groups such as Greenpeace —he believes that the "eco-mentalists" are a by-product of the "old trade unionists and CND lesbians" who had found a more relevant cause  —but "loves the destination" of environmentalism and believes that people should quietly strive to be more eco-friendly.
Clarkson has voiced some views regarding global warming : he believes that higher temperatures are not necessarily negative and that anthropogenic carbon dioxide production has a negligible effect on the global climate,  but is aware of the negative potential consequences of global warming, saying "let's just stop and think for a moment what the consequences might be.
Switzerland loses its skiing resorts? The beach in Miami is washed away? North Carolina gets knocked over by a hurricane? Anything bothering you yet?
In an attempt to prove that the public furore over the UK child benefit data scandal was unjustified, he published his own bank account number and sort code, together with instructions on how to find out his address, in The Sun newspaper, expecting nobody to be able to remove money from his account.
Clarkson has criticized Greta Thunberg , calling her "a spoilt brat". Whilst Clarkson states such views in his columns and in public appearances, his public persona does not necessarily represent his personal views, as he acknowledged whilst interviewing Alastair Campbell saying "I don't believe what I write, any more than you [Campbell] believe what you say".
Clarkson has been described as a "skilful propagandist for the motoring lobby" by The Economist. By , Clarkson was perceived by the press to have upset so many people and groups, The Independent put him on trial for various 'crimes', declaring him guilty on most counts.
Responses to Clarkson's comments are often directed personally, with derogatory comments about residents of Norfolk leading to some residents organising a "We hate Jeremy Clarkson" club.
In The Guardian's 'Media ' list, which lists the top most "powerful people in the [media] industry", based on cultural, economic and political influence in the UK, Clarkson was listed as a new entrant at 74th.
Some critics even attribute Clarkson's actions and views as being influential enough to be responsible for the closure of Rover and the Luton manufacturing plant of Vauxhall.
The BBC often played down his comments as ultimately not having the weight they were ascribed. In , they described Clarkson as "Not a man given to considered opinion",  and in response to an official complaint another BBC spokeswoman once said: "Jeremy's colourful comments are always entertaining, but they are his own comments and not those of the BBC.
More often than not they are said with a twinkle in his eye. On his chat show, Clarkson , he caused upset to the Welsh by placing a 3D plastic map of Wales into a microwave oven and switching it on.
He later defended this by saying, "I put Wales in there because Scotland wouldn't fit. By the time it closed, it had attracted 49, signatures.
Clarkson later commented he would be a rubbish Prime Minister as he is always contradicting himself in his columns.
In response to the reactions he gets, Clarkson has stated "I enjoy this back and forth, it makes the world go round but it is just opinion.
Clarkson was ranked 49th on Motor Trend Magazine's Power List for , its list of the fifty most influential figures in the automotive industry.
Clarkson has a keen interest in the British Armed Forces and several of his DVDs and television shows have featured a military theme, whether it be flying in military jets or several Clarkson focused Top Gear spots having a military theme such as Clarkson escaping a Challenger 2 tank in a Range Rover , a Lotus Exige evading missile lock from an Apache attack helicopter, a platoon of Irish Guardsmen shooting at a Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLK , or using a Ford Fiesta as a Royal Marine landing craft.
Clarkson visited British troops in Baghdad , in October At the end of , Clarkson became a patron of Help for Heroes ,  a charity aiming to raise money to provide better facilities to wounded British servicemen.
Clarkson is passionate about engineering, especially pioneering work. In Inventions That Changed the World Clarkson showcased the invention of the gun, computer, jet engine, telephone and television.
He has previously criticised the engineering feats of the 20th century as merely improvements on the truly innovative inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
He cites the lack of any source of alternative power for cars, other than by "small explosions". In Great Britons , as part of a public poll to find the greatest historical Briton, Clarkson was the chief supporter for Isambard Kingdom Brunel , a prominent engineer during the Industrial Revolution credited with numerous innovations.
Despite this, he also has a passion for many modern examples of engineering. In Speed and Extreme Machines , Clarkson rides and showcases numerous vehicles and machinery.
Clarkson was awarded an honorary degree from Brunel University on 12 September , partly because of his work in popularising engineering, and partly because of his advocacy of Brunel.
He cited the Concorde crash as his inspiration, feeling a sadness for the demise of the machine as well as the passengers.
Clarkson was a passenger on the last BA Concorde flight on 24 October Paraphrasing Neil Armstrong he described the retirement of the fleet as "This is one small step for a man, but one huge leap backwards for mankind".
The Lightning was subsequently removed on the orders of the local council, which "wouldn't believe my claim that it was a leaf blower", according to Clarkson on a Tiscali Motoring webchat.
In building such an ambitious machine, Clarkson described the project as "a triumph for lunacy over common sense, a triumph for man over nature and a triumph for Volkswagen over absolutely every other car maker in the world.
I'll never experience that power again. Clarkson was able to secure a place on the shortlist for the few cars that would be imported to Britain to official customers, only through knowing Ford's head of PR through a previous job.
After waiting years and facing an increased price, he found many technical problems with the car. After "the most miserable month's motoring possible," he returned it to Ford for a full refund.
After a short period, including asking Top Gear fans for advice over the Internet, he bought back his GT.
He called it "the most unreliable car ever made", because he was never able to complete a return journey with it.
In August , he sold the Gallardo because "idiots in Peugeots kept trying to race [him] in it". You can't be a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa Romeo.
Of the Monaro he said, "It's like they had a picture of me on their desk and said [ Australian accent ] 'Let's build that bloke a car!
I've fallen in love Clarkson dislikes the British car brand Rover , the last major British owned and built car manufacturer.
This view stretched back to the company's time as part of British Leyland. Describing the history of the company up to its last flagship model, the Rover 75 , he paraphrased Winston Churchill and stated "Never in the field of human endeavour has so much been done, so badly, by so many," citing issues with the rack and pinion steering system.
In the latter years of the company, Clarkson blamed the "uncool" brand image as being more of a hindrance to sales than any faults with the cars.
On its demise, Clarkson stated "I cannot even get teary and emotional about the demise of the company itself — though I do feel sorry for the workforce.
Clarkson has also criticised Vauxhalls   and has described Vauxhall's parent company, General Motors , as a "pensions and healthcare" company which sees the "car making side of the business as an expensive loss-making nuisance".
I've always hated it because I've always felt it was designed in a coffee break by people who couldn't care less about cars" and "one of the worst chassis I've ever come across.
After a Top Gear piece by Clarkson for its launch in , described by The Independent as "not doing [GM] any favours",  Vauxhall complained to the BBC and announced, "We can take criticism but this piece was totally unbalanced.
Clarkson's comments and actions have sometimes resulted in complaints from viewers, car companies, and national governments. In a later incident during a Top Gear episode broadcast on 13 November , Clarkson, while talking about a Mini design that might be "quintessentially German", made a mock Nazi salute , and made references to the Hitler regime and the German invasion of Poland by suggesting the GPS "only goes to Poland".
In November , Clarkson attracted over complaints to the BBC when he joked about lorry drivers murdering prostitutes. It's the 21st century, let's get our sense of humour in line.
Although several newspapers reported that he had subsequently argued with BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow ,  who was present at the recording, the BBC denied that he had been given a "dressing down".
In July , Clarkson reportedly angered gay rights campaigners after he made a remark on Top Gear that did not get aired on the 4 July episode.
But guest Alastair Campbell wrote about it on Twitter. Clarkson said: "I demand the right not to be bummed". The BBC later said that they cut this remark out as they "edited down" the interview as it was too long to fit into the show.
He said the car owned by co-presenter James May looked "like a simpleton". Media regulator Ofcom investigated after receiving two complaints, and found that the comments "were capable of causing offence" but did not censure the BBC.
During the minute special, which was aired twice over the Christmas break, Clarkson made a string of jokes about Indian food, clothes, toilets, trains and history.
In an unused take for a Top Gear feature recorded in early , Clarkson is alleged to have mumbled the ethnic slur " nigger " when repeating the children's rhyme Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
The clip later surfaced on the website of the Daily Mirror tabloid at the beginning of May Clarkson apologised for his efforts not being "quite good enough" to ensure the footage was not used.
Near the end of the Top Gear: Burma Special , which aired March , Clarkson and Hammond were seen admiring a wooden bridge, which they had built during the episode.
Clarkson is quoted as saying "That is a proud moment, but there's a slope on it" as a native crosses the bridge, ' slope ' being a pejorative for Asians.
Top Gear Executive Producer Andy Wilman responded: "When we used the word slope in the recent Top Gear Burma Special it was a light-hearted word play joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it.
We were not aware at the time, and it has subsequently been brought to our attention, that the word slope is considered by some to be offensive.
In October , Hyundai complained to the BBC about what they described as "bigoted and racist" comments he made at the Birmingham Motor Show , where he was reported as saying that the people working on the Hyundai stand had "eaten a dog" and that the designer of the Hyundai XG had probably eaten a spaniel for his lunch.
In March , at the British Press Awards , he swore at Piers Morgan and punched him before being restrained by security; Morgan says it left him with a scar above his left eyebrow.
In April , he was criticised in the Malaysian parliament for having described one of their cars, the Perodua Kelisa , as the worst in the world, adding that "its name was like a disease and [suggesting] it was built in jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes".
A Malaysian government minister countered, pointing out that no complaints had been received from UK customers who had bought the car.
While in Australia, Clarkson made disparaging remarks aimed at the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in February , calling him a "one-eyed Scottish idiot" and accused him of lying.
These comments were widely condemned by the Royal National Institute of Blind People and also Scottish politicians who requested that he should be taken off air.
His 4 September column for The Sun newspaper drew angry remarks  in response to Clarkson's call to abolish the Welsh language : "I think we are fast approaching the time when the United Nations should start to think seriously about abolishing other languages.
However the UK broadcast regulator Ofcom cleared the programme due to its "comedic intent and the context": .
In this case, Ofcom took into account that Top Gear is well known for its irreverent style and sometimes outspoken humour, as well as the regular format of the studio banter between the three presenters.
We considered that viewers of Top Gear were likely to be aware that the programme frequently uses national stereotypes as a comedic trope and that there were few, if any, nationalities that had not at some point been the subject of the presenters' mockery throughout the history of this long running programme.
Ofcom was of the view that the majority of the audience would therefore be likely to have understood that the comments were being made for comic effect.
On 2 October they had arrived in Ushuaia , at the southern end of Tierra del Fuego. The plan was to film for three more days, and then to continue in Chile.
In the evening, veterans and other Argentinians entered the hotel lobby to confront the team. Clarkson later wrote he "had to hide under a bed for a mob howling for his blood".
Believing that the presenters were the main targets of the controversy, the crew decided to send Clarkson, May, Hammond and the women from the crew to Buenos Aires , while the rest would drive the cars and their equipment to the border into Chile.
May later stated that, prior to flying back to Britain , he and the other presenters had assisted in planning possible airlifts if the journey to the border became too dangerous.
The team decided to abandon the three show cars, and reached the border with Chile later that night.
Pictures show that the abandoned cars had been attacked and damaged with stones. On 31 October , it was announced that the Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro met BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen to demand a formal apology, but the BBC refused to do so, making it clear that they intended to broadcast the special as a fair representation of the events that occurred.
During episode seven of series 12 , Clarkson presented a segment featuring the Tesla Roadster , including a test drive.
The segment showed the car's provided batteries running flat after Following this, he claimed that the car then broke down.
Top Gear stands by the findings in this film and is content that it offers a fair representation of the Tesla's performance on the day it was tested", without addressing the other concerns.
The comments were made following Clarkson showing a limp windmill, and complaining that it would take countless hours to recharge the car, using such a source of electricity.
A BBC spokeswoman said several times in an interview that Top Gear was "an entertainment programme, and should not be taken seriously. In court Tesla Motors lost a major part of its high court libel claim on 19 October Mr Justice Tugendhat said that no Top Gear viewer would have reasonably compared the car's performance on the show's airfield track to its likely performance on a public road.
Top Gear responded that they had permission to "drive the car hard" but Adrian Hamilton, the car's owner, and Top Gear's test driver had different ideas on what that meant.
During the fifth episode of series three, Clarkson crashed a Toyota Hilux into a tree, during a segment in which he attempted to prove the sturdiness and reliability of the truck.
The tree belonged to the Churchill Parish in Somerset. The villagers presumed that the damage had been accidental, or that someone had vandalised the tree, until the Top Gear episode was broadcast.
After the BBC was contacted, the director of Top Gear admitted guilt and the broadcaster paid compensation. The BBC apologised to a number of Top Gear viewers following comments made during the first episode of series nine.
The BBC claimed the comments were meant as a joke, but also claimed they saw how the comments could cause offence to mentally disabled and brain-damaged viewers.
During the show's American Special, the show received 91 complaints regarding a dead cow being tied to the roof of Jeremy Clarkson 's Camaro.
It was later revealed by the BBC that the cow had died several days previously and Clarkson had caused no harm or injury to it.
Episode five of series nine was criticised for Jeremy Clarkson's reconstruction of a train crash that occurred in Hibaldstow , North Lincolnshire, near Scunthorpe.
The incident was mainly criticised due to its insensitivity regarding the Cumbria train crash that occurred only two days earlier.
The reconstruction, which was organised by Network Rail as part of its Don't Run The Risk campaign, was criticised by Anthony Smith, chief executive of the rail watchdog Passenger Focus , who said: "We need to raise awareness of the issue, but now is not the right time.
It was reported that the item had already been delayed several times, due to an earlier fatal level crossing crash. The BBC defended their decision to broadcast the episode, claiming that "with only one programme remaining in the series, and the frequency of level crossing accidents, it may have been considered that there was no "appropriate" time to show the film without it "offending" somebody.
During the show's Polar special at the end of series nine, Jeremy Clarkson was shown drinking gin and tonic while driving through an ice field in the Arctic.
Despite the producers' and Clarkson's claims that they were in international waters at the time, the BBC Trust found that the scene could 'glamorise the misuse of alcohol', and that the scene "was not editorially justified in the context of a family show pre-watershed".
During the show's Botswana special, a spokesperson for the Environmental Investigation Agency criticised the BBC for leaving tracks in Botswana's Makgadikgadi salt pan.
The BBC denied that they had gone near any conservation areas, and asserted that they had followed the advice of environmental experts.
Following the first episode of series 12, Jeremy Clarkson was criticised for making a joke regarding lorry drivers killing prostitutes , thought to be alluding to the Ipswich serial murders ,  although it is more likely that Clarkson was referring to the Yorkshire Ripper.
Ofcom received over complaints, but say that the remark was not in breach of the broadcasting code. Clarkson introduced the interview by stating that Fry had "begun his career with a Lorry Laurie , so the one thing we can be certain he hasn't done is killed a prostitute".
During the final episode of series 13, Clarkson and May were assigned to produce a spoof advert for the new Volkswagen Scirocco.
However, one of their spoof ads saw crowds of people leaving Warsaw in terror on buses and trains, because of the imminent German invasion of Poland.
The advert was uploaded to YouTube minutes after its broadcast, spurring angry comments from Polish viewers. A spokeswoman for the show said that the BBC had only received a handful of complaints, but complaints submitted to national broadcast watchdog Ofcom were expected to be higher.
In a conversation about women distracting the presenters while driving, Clarkson said he recently saw a woman wearing a burka who "tripped over the pavement" and revealed a "red g-string and stockings".
Hammond said that this "did not happen", but Clarkson maintained that it was true. The BBC received complaints  following the third episode of series 16, following an incident in which the presenters 'murdered' a fat Albanian and attempted to find out which of three car boots he would fit into the best.
The episode was also criticised for its stereotypical views on Albania , claiming it is a nest for Albanian mafia car thieves. This episode showed Clarkson and May parking their electric cars in disabled parking spaces.
Later the BBC defended its stars, stating that they had permission from the owners to park in the disabled spaces. A later scene showed people pushing the electric Nissan Leaf up a street while Clarkson made jokes about it having run out of charge.
Since then Top Gear has received criticism from electric car enthusiasts, newspapers, celebrities, and Nissan in response to their view on electric cars.
In an unaired version of Jeremy Clarkson reviewing the Toyota GT86 and the similar Subaru BRZ , he uses the eeny meeny miny moe rhyme to pick between the two cars, which has historically included the word " nigger ".
He mumbles through that part of the rhyme, and the Daily Mirror accused him of mumbling "nigger". In the aired version of the review, he says the word 'teacher' instead of the racial epithet.
After denying the incident, once video evidence surfaced, Clarkson issued the following apology, though maintaining that he did not use the word.
A couple of years ago I recorded an item for Top Gear in which I quote the rhyme "eeny, meeny, miny, moe". Of course, I was well aware that in the best-known version of this rhyme there is a racist expression that I was extremely keen to avoid.
The full rushes show that I did three takes.