Those who have Jeremy Clarkson generally say the same things about him: highly intelligent, polite, well mannered and very knowledgeable on environmental issues.
What we see on screen is a ratings driven, selfish, mindless oaf. Self obsessed with Top Gear being his alone.
Least we forget the "original" line up: Tiff Needel, Quinten Wilson, Michelle Collins, Clarkson. Later Steve Berry.
Where did it go wrong? Clarkson wanted more money and was dropped. Que Vicki Butler-Henderson. Yet it still died a death. No wonder Clarkson believes Top Gear is his creation, the current format was his idea.
Those who enjoy Top Gear, do they really enjoy it? The set up, scripted road trips, hypercars and high end marques, attractive women only in the front row and constant slating of lower priced cars. Wasn't this meant to be a consumer programme? Highlighting the motor trade in all it's glory?
Top Gear ceased to be Top Gear many years ago and became The Jeremy Clarkson Show. The greatest punishment in my mind would to give this moron anymore airtime. If Top Gear has to end then so be it.