Since the fiasco involving Savile, Hall, et al, Auntie has adopted a practice of self-flagellation.
Which has resulted in the handbags between a junior producer, Poison (or whatever his name is) and Jeremy being allowed to develop into the multi-million-pound DISASTER that it has become.
One suspects that instead of Poison ranting at the “luxury” hotel, for allowing their chef to bugger off home before feeding his STAR – he gave Clarkson a load of ATTITUDE, which resulted in him receiving a fat lip.
And as stated elsewhere in these columns, Auntie monumentally BLEW it by allowing the whole business to become public knowledge, instead of COVERING IT UP – as she had done, in the days of the afore-mentioned Savile, Hall and the rest of them.
However now, this story goes from the stupid to the absurd. It appears Auntie intends to follow through with her declaration to screen the (very EXPENSIVE) material already filmed for what would have been the last three eps of Top Gear Season 22 – WITHOUT CLARKSON!
Apparently, it is to be presented as two specials. Can you IMAGINE the consternation this must have caused the EDITOR?
It would be like a maker of wedding videos, after a honeymoon had gone tits-up, being asked to re-edit the video – CUTTING OUT THE BRIDE.
I cannot wait to see the result…