Jeremy Clarkson moved in to top gear with a full-throttle attack on the BBC – saying that it’s all about jobs for the girls!
Jezza, who was dropped by the BBC in 2015 after a manly altercation with a producer, said ‘anyone who has got a scrotum’ won’t be hired now.
Calling himself a ‘big old dinosaur’ – unlike his Grand Tour co-hosts who describe him as a big ape – he said: “If I ran the BBC, it would be better. I’d make programmes for everybody, not just seven people in Islington.
“It’s become so up itself, suffocating the life out of everything with its nonsense need to be politically correct.”
He picked on Fiona Bruce being appointed new host of Question Time to back up his outburst, and said: “Poor old Nick Robinson going for an interview… what a waste of petrol that was. Anyone who has got a scrotum, forget it. They just aren’t giving jobs to men at the moment.
“There is an argument that it’s been all-men for a long time, so what’s wrong with it being all-women for some time? I get that. That’s fine. We just, as men, have to accept we’ve had it. Let’s just go down the bar.”
Robinson was the only man on a shortlist that included Bruce, Kirsty Wark, Emily Maitlis and Samira Ahmed.
Jeremy got dewy-eyed when he talked about his old show though.
“I still care about Top Gear very much,’ he told Radio Times. ‘I dreamt it up, and everything on it is something I came up with.
“I haven’t watched it since 2015 departure. I can’t bear to look. It would be like going to visit your baby after it’s been adopted by someone else, and pressing your face up at the window. Anyway, The Grand Tour is the latest incarnation of what would have been Top Gear.”