Former BBC exec admits letting Clarkson go was a mistake

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Jeremy Clarkson's P45 on Top Gear [Image: BBC]

Jeremy Clarkson's P45 on Top Gear [Image: BBC]

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I'm not sure if you're aware, but Jeremy Clarkson was fired from his job with the BBC. He worked for a show you might've heard of called Top Gear. There was a fracas. There was an apology. There was no turning back really. Still, it seems the head of the BBC at the time wishes it all shook out a bit differently.

If you missed all of this, you should emerge from under that rock a little more often. 

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Mark Thompson is the former Director General for the BBC. He has stated to The Sunday Times, that firing Clarkson was a mistake. Still, it's hard to argue with the very basic fact that you can't have one employee hitting another. It shouldn't matter that one of those employees happens to be one of the most famous people on the planet.

Thompson knows all of this, of course, which is why the decision was made not to renew Clarkson's contract. Regardless, his attraction drew in an audience that normally wouldn't be clicking over to the BBC, and it was quite the draw.

Jeremy, along with his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, will see their Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour hit the virtual airwaves this fall. According to Motor1, it's slated for an initial run of 36 episodes that are split among three seasons.

 
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