In front of his 7.2 million followers, Clarkson slammed the BBC when he made a comment on how the channel had covered the national speech from Boris Johnson where he addressed the updated three-tier version of the UK’s new restrictions.
“The BBC has just decided that a trailer for The Wall is more important than the new Covid measures,” he tweeted as the BBC coverage cut out for other programming. Instead, the channel pushed viewers to BBC Parliament if they wanted to continue watching.
The BBC has just decided that a trailer for The Wall is more important than the new Covid measures
This came only an hour after Clarkson has already complained about the BBC’s choice of content when they asked people on the street their opinions.
“BBC News. You are doing it again,” he tweeted. “I know it’s a cheap way of filling the time but we are NOT interested in what people in the street think.”
BBC News. You are doing it again. I know it’s a cheap way of filling the time but we are NOT interested in what people in the street think
Fans were quick to agree with the ex-Top Gear presenter, with some angered by the fact they have to pay a TV license which funds the BBC.
Absolutely ridiculous. …and we’re having to pay a TV licence for them to make that bad choice.
— Sandra Wallond (@SandraSW) October 12, 2020
We recently followed Jeremy Clarkson and the rest of The Grand Tour team, including Richard Hammond and James May, as they filmed in Scotland. But once they returned home, rumours began spreading that the team had attended an after-party in one of the hotels they stayed in, breaching local Covid regulations.
The hotel released the following statement on Facebook:
Jeremy Clarkson, only weeks before, also posted to Instagram complaining that the team had implemented strict Covid regulations themselves. The likelihood of this rumour being true is low.