The following collection of Who Desires to be a Millionaire? will probably be Jeremy Clarkson’s final, it has been confirmed, following backlash to the columnist’s phrases on Meghan Markle.
Final yr, Clarkson’s future on the present was referred to as into query after response to a column he wrote in The Solar the place the previous Prime Gear host stated he hated the Duchess of Sussex on a “mobile stage”.
Clarkson apologised and later stated that he had reached out to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the article. Nonetheless, Harry and Meghan issued their very own assertion claiming that Clarkson had solely apologised to Harry.
On the time, ITV stated that Clarkson would stay because the host of Who Desires To Be A Millionaire?, a task he took on in 2018, “for the second”.
Manufacturing is at the moment underway on the collection, nevertheless it has now been introduced that the forthcoming collection will probably be his final.
ITV chief govt Carolyn McCall stated the channel had “no future commitments” with Clarkson, telling Variety: “We’ve a contract. We’re contracted to this [season], so we are going to do this.
“After which we’ve got no future commitments. And we haven’t made any statements about that.”
On Wednesday night, Clarkson shared a tweet denying that he had been fired from the present.
“So many sort messages about immediately’s reviews. However calm down. Lisa and I’ve not break up up and I’ve not been sacked as host of Who Desires To Be A Millionaire,” he wrote.
One month after Clarkson’s column was printed, reviews emerged claiming that Amazon had “minimize ties” with the presenter. He at the moment seems in The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm on the Prime Video streaming service.
Within the article, printed 16 December, Clarkson wrote that he eaglerly anticipated the day Meghan can be made to parade bare via Britain whereas crowds chanted “disgrace” and threw “excrement” at her.
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The newspaper article was broadly condemned by a number of celebrities and public figures, together with Carol Vorderman, John Bishop, and his personal daughter Emily Clarkson.
Clarkson later apologised for the column, describing his language as “disgraceful” and saying he was “profoundly sorry”. The Solar additionally apologised and stated it regretted the publication of the column, which was eliminated on-line.
In February, it was introduced that the column is being investigated by press regulator Ipso after they obtained greater than 25,000 complaints concerning the piece.
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