It’s no secret that Jeremy Clarkson, arguably the father of Top Gear and the man who made it was it is today, isn’t upset that it hasn’t got the following it once had since he left. But where Hammond and May have always been open about the fact that they still support the new crew, Clarkson has always kept his feelings close to his chest.
In an interview, he finally told fans exactly what’s going on behind his stone-like exterior. Struggling to not show his iconic smug face, he explains that of course he is happy that it’s failing. It was his baby, and the trio didn’t exactly leave on the best of terms.
James and Richard are always, ‘oh no it’s a shame, and we wish them all the best’, I don’t,” Clarkson jokes. “No, I do,” he says before shaking his head and miming “no, I don’t”.
Later in the interview, he also jokes that he, Richard Hammond, and James May are “deeply in love.”
He says, “I do like their company when I’m at work.” But when pushed to say he loves them, he says, “that would be ridiculous,” before joking that he would soon be a “raving gay.”
Clarkson, in his usual manner, certainly isn’t worried to let people know what he thinks about the reboot of Top Gear, despite fans now slowly warming to the new hosts, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff.
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