Clarkson goes on to say that if someone wants to shine as a presenter for a motoring show, “all you have to be is better than Captain Slow, a midget, a pensioner, an orangutan and a monkey.”
Believed to have been written before the incident that led to his leave from the BBC and Top Gear, we’re told by Jeremy that: “I realized what most people wanted was noise, speed and sumptuous photography and a racing driver who doesn’t speak... So we took it up from fourth, which was the top gear back then, into eighth, which is Top Gear now.”
An interesting paragraph from JC's column in the Top Gear mag is the one in which the presenter shares a thought on his beginnings as a motoring journalist: “I started small,
From my point of view, it’s just as right to be mad at Jezza’s fracas incident as is to be compassionate of how bad things turned out for Jeremy. When all is said and done, what can Captain Power do in the state he finds himself in now? Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass may have an answer to that if you remember what The Cheshire Cat replied to Alice when she asked where could she go - “that depends on where you want to end up.”
While we’re all waiting for the Top Gear trio to cook up a new show concept and format, then sell it to a big shot broadcaster (ITV, Netflix and so on), a source revealed for The Mirror that Top Gear Live will probably be renamed to MPH Live or Clarkson, May and Hammond Live. The previously mentioned publication points out that JC may have a separate deal for the live shows, so it seems like the show’s Australian dates (April 18th and 19th) may not be postponed as were the four tour dates in Norway.
UPDATE: According to The Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson feels hopeful about the future: "I think the concept of commercial-free broadcasting is a good one and — whisper it here — I think it’s good value too.”UPDATE 2: Top Gear Live is dead, long live Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.