Jeremy Clarkson is well known for his questionable comments, and while it usually causes a few “oohs” and “ahhs”, his latest comment has fans complaining to The Grand Tour host directly. The comment occurred on Who Want To Be A Millionaire last night on ITV, and has been stirring ever since with Jeremy Clarson even trending on Twitter for a short amount of time.
The quiz show aired for the first time this year last night on January 18, and it certainly went off with a bang as the ex-Top Gear host angered viewers. But what was it he said?
Towards the end of the episode, contestant Ronke Fadipe became stumped on a question worth £16,000 over US politics – the question being, what Hillary Clinton’s role from 2009 until 2013. While she didn’t know the answer, she hopes her ‘phone a friend’ helpline would give her some insight, but this didn’t help.
She said, “I’m really not sure” and Jeremy interrupted in a sarcastic manner, “Really? Could have fooled me.” Finally she admitted she’d “leave it here”.
Jeremy, during this time, was sat checking his nails, before he asked:
“Is that your final answer, or is that going to take 20 minutes to work out as well?”
She hesitates, so he continues: “Yes it is…”
“I just want one final time to [go through it],” Ronke replied.
“That’s fine,” Jeremy answered, adding jokingly: “Anyone got a chess set on them?”
Fans were appalled by the apparent rudeness of the quiz show host.
I used love #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire when it was presented by Chris.
I haven't watched it since the odious Clarkson took over.
I won't be watching it again until he's gone.
I doubt I'm the only one.
— Far-Q Photographiq (@FarQphoto) January 19, 2021
#WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire will never watch this program again until Jeremy is removed. RUDE host and horrible man
— PGM (@imagoodboyiam) January 19, 2021
Thought @JeremyClarkson was very rude to the last contestant on 'Who wants to be a millionaire, and should be sacked! Would be very fitting if his replacement was @piersmorgan #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire
— g (@gary_doherty14) January 18, 2021
Jeremy Clarkson was a right shit on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire last night. Even more than usual. Are we seeing the Piers Morganification of light entertainment shows for easy ratings? ITV must be really struggling. What next? David Dickinson telling antiques to fuck off?
— Lee Graham (@leepg) January 18, 2021
How rude was jeremy Clarkson to that woman #whowantstobeamillionaire ignorant pig . 👎🏻
— 🍒 Cherry L 🍒 (@cherylL_67) January 18, 2021
These are only a few of the hundreds of tweets aimed at Clarkson over the past 24 hours. But as always, fans of the presenter came to his aid.
— Rory Cook (@Rory_Cook_) January 17, 2021
— Victoria (@TurnA_Blind_Eye) January 18, 2021
#whowantstobeamillionaire The people crying about Jeremy Clarkson being a "bad host" like he wasn't the host of the most popular TV show in history and pretty much completely revived this show as soon as he joined in terms of viewers lmao
— Scorb (@Scorb202) January 17, 2021
Ronke walked away from the show with £8,000 in her pocket.