Jeremy Clarkson latest news: ITV boss says presenter will remain on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Jeremy Clarkson will remain the host on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? “at the moment”, ITV boss Kevin Lygo has confirmed.

Lygo criticized the 62-year-old presenter’s comments about Meghan Markle, describing his tirade as “awful”.

In an op-ed published by The Sun On Friday (December 16), Clarkson wrote that he dreamed of the day Markle would be made to parade naked through Britain while the crowd chanted “shame” and threw “excrement” at her.

Clarkson claimed that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.

The Sun has now removed Clarkson’s comment piece from its website. “In light of Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet he has asked us to take last week’s column down,” the page now reads.

More than 60 cross-party MPs have written to The Sun’s editor to demand an apology and “action taken” against Clarkson. The SNP’s shadow culture minister also called for Clarkson to be banned from TV altogether.

Ipso confirmed on Tuesday 20 December that it had received over 17,500 complaints about the presenter’s column, more than the total it received in 2021.


Pressure continues to build on the Palace to condemn Clarkson’s words.

Louis ChiltonDecember 21, 2022 09:57


A petitioner is raising funds on GoFundMe to ‘bring legal action against Jeremy Clarkson and The Sun’

A petitioner named Dr Louise Raw is organizing a GoFundMe fundraiser to “bring legal action against Jeremy Clarkson and The Sun.”

“We are not hopeful that Ipso will hold the press accountable for spreading hate,” the petition description reads. The Ipso Chairman is known to be close to Rupert Murdoch. We have therefore resorted to crowdfunding for legal action to be taken against Jeremy Clarkson and sun, and its editor Victoria Newton.

“Although the legal route is expensive, I have received a lot of support already and have a team of lawyers who have agreed to review the case.

All proceeds will exclusively go towards bringing a legal case against Jeremy Clarkson and/or The Sun and its editor Victoria Newton. Any excess funds will be donated to a domestic violence charity,” the petition says.

So far, Dr Raw’s fundraiser has raised a little over £4,300.

Peony Hirwani21 December 2022 09:50


Piers Morgan weighs in on Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan Markle column

Piers Morgan has commented on Jeremy Clarkson’s controversial rant about Meghan Markle in a national newspaper.

In an op-ed for The Sunpublished December 16, Clarkson wrote that he loathes the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level” and wants people to “throw lumps of excrement” at her.

The article has since been removed from the publication’s website after the column became the Independent Press Standards Organization’s most complained about article.

Peony Hirwani21 December 2022 08:45


ICYMI: Carol Vorderman says she’s ‘received a lot of abuse’ for criticizing Jeremy Clarkson

He wrote on Friday (December 16) that he loathes the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level” and wants people to “throw lumps of excrement” at her.

“Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way,” Clarkson added.

In a tweet that went viral, Vorderman wrote: “NO Jeremy Clarkson. Not on any level, in any circumstance, is it OK to write this stuff about any woman and absolutely NO to ‘everyone who’s my age thinks the same’.”

Namita Singh21 December 2022 08:00


Jeremy Clarkson should be banned from TV after ‘grotesque’ Meghan Markle comments, MP says

John Nicholson, SNP shadow culture secretary and MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, shared a letter addressed to Dame Carolyn Julia McCall, who has been chief executive of ITV since 2018, on Twitter.

MP John Nicholson wrote on Twitter: “Following grotesque comments made about the First Minster and The Duchess of Sussex, I do not believe Jeremy Clarkson should be allowed back on our screens. I’ve written to the Chief Executive of ITV.”

Namita Singh21 December 2022 07:30


More than 60 MPs complain to The Sun editor about ‘hateful’ Jeremy Clarkson Meghan Markle article

The cross-party group said the former Top Gear presenter’s “hateful” article had contributed to an “unacceptable climate of hatred and violence”.

In the piece, published in The Sun On Friday, Clarkson wrote that he had dreamed of Markle being paraded through British towns and publicly shamed, adding that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.

Namita Singh21 December 2022 07:00


ICYMI: What did Jeremy Clarkson say about Meghan Markle? 7 of the TV presenter’s controversial comments

In his column for The Sunthe journalist and former Top Gear presenter said: “At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her.”

He also said he hated Markle, “not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West”, but on a “cellular level”.

Namita Singh21 December 2022 06:30


Meghan and Harry announce Christmas charity gesture amid Jeremy Clarkson row

A photograph of a pile of presents was shared to the Archewell Foundation’s website on Tuesday (20 December), alongside the news that the couple had “organised gifts for more than 30 different reunified and refugee families” at the US and Mexico borders.

A statement reads: “On Friday, the Archewell team including The Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions gathered to celebrate the holidays and participate in This Is About Humanity’s annual Holiday Party for Reunified Families represented by Immigrant Defenders Law Centre.

Namita Singh21 December 2022 06:00


Not in my name, Jeremy Clarkson

For the information of Jeremy Clarkson, not everyone of his age thinks the same way.

His latest desperate grab at appeal for his rapidly fading star is unacceptable.

It is in keeping with his arrogance that he considers that such immature, odious and outdated thoughts are the norm in this age group.

Hoping that he is part of a dying breed is probably forlorn. There will always be those who rise to infamy based on transient popular appeal and whose “celebrity” and wealth gives them the false belief that they hold an important role in society.

I would be grateful if he could keep his disgusting thoughts to himself, writes our reader Jane Penson in the letter to The Independent.

Namita Singh21 December 2022 05:30


Jeremy Clarkson to remain Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host for ‘the moment’

ITV boss Kevin Lygo said Clarkson’s comments about Meghan Markle were “awful” but “at the moment” the broadcaster plans to keep him as host of the game show.

In a recent column for The Sun newspaper, Clarkson, 62, said he feels “hate” for Meghan and dreams of seeing her publicly humiliated.

My colleague Peony Hirwani reports:

Namita Singh21 December 2022 04:30

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