Jeremy Clarkson launched a rant against the BBC last night during a gala raising money for disadvantaged youths.
The currently suspended Top Gear host was speaking in North London when he said he wanted one more lap on the show and went on to tell guests it was “a great show and they’ve f***** it up”.
In a video released last night and currently doing the rounds on the internet, he said “I didn’t foresee my sacking, but I would like to do one last lap. So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f****** b******* sack me”.
Although Top Gear is currently off the air, tickets for the four performances of the live show in Norway are still on sale. Up to 5,000 people are expected to attend each one next Friday and Saturday.
Meanwhile, Clarkson’s future on the BBC is likely to be decided at some point next week, when an internal probe into his behaviour is given to the director-general of the corporation.
A BBC Worldwide source told The Daily Telegraph:
At the moment we are taking things on a day by day basis and as things stand the Norway shows are scheduled to run as billed.
It is not happening tomorrow, it is happening in eight days’ time, so we are waiting to see what the investigation delivers.
[via Daily Mail]