OUSTED Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has attacked ‘dreadful’ people working at the BBC but says his dismissal was his “own silly fault”.
Clarkson told the Chris Evans Breakfast Show that he missed his old job and that he would consider working for the BBC again.
“It was my own silly fault so I can hardly complain,” he said. “I was at the BBC for 27 years, and did the current incarnation of Top Gear for 12, and it was very much my baby.
“Suddenly you’re not asked to do that any more, and you do feel that there is a big hole which does need to be filled,” he said. “There are some dreadful people at the BBC but some incredibly talented, brilliant people.”
Clarkson was sacked in March for punching producer Oisin Tymon in the face when he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips after a long day of filming.
An internal BBC investigation found that Clarkson spent 20 minutes verbally abusing the producer before launching a 30-second physical assault that didn’t stop until he was pulled away by another staff member.
Mr Tymon said he did not want to press charges and Clarkson has repeatedly apologised to Mr Tymon publicly and privately.