Jeremy Clarkson will remain the host on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? “at the moment”, ITV boss Kevin Lygo has confirmed.
Lygo criticised the 62-year-old presenter’s comments about Meghan Markle, describing his tirade as “awful”.
In an op-ed published by The Sun on Friday (16 December), Clarkson wrote that he dreamt of the day Markle would be made to parade naked through Britain while the crowd chanted “shame” and threw “excrement” at her.
Clarkson claimed that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.
The Sun has now removed Clarkson’s comment piece from its website. “In light of Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet he has asked us to take last week’s column down,” the page now reads.
More than 60 cross-party MPs have written to The Sun’s editor to demand an apology and “action taken” against Clarkson. The SNP’s shadow culture minister also called for Clarkson to be banned from TV altogether.
Ipso confirmed on Tuesday 20 December that it had received over 17,500 complaints about the presenter’s column, more than the total it received in 2021.
I’m told there’s a lot of search currently in “How to complain about Jeremy Clarkson” on Google.
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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu speaking on Channel 4 News a short while ago...
BREAKING: The Met Police has ruled out a probe into Clarkson’s article.
Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said it was not the job of officers to “police people’s ethics”, following speculation that the article could be investigated as a hate crime.
The Metropolitan Police has ruled out a hate crime investigation into Jeremy Clarkson’s comments about Meghan Markle.
Labour MP Diane Abbott among those looking for Keir Starmer’s reaction.
Starmer had previously welcomed an endorsement from Clarkson as a sign “that people are beginning to notice that the Labour party has changed”.
This is, incidentally, the only tweet that Jeremy Clarkson has “liked” on Twitter in the last three days.
ICYMI: Seven of Clarkson’s most controversial comments about Meghan Markle.
The Sun comment was far from his first offence...
‘I hate her on a cellular level,’ Clarkson has said of Markle
Also re-upping this one: Clarkson is staying on as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? amid calls for ITV to remove him.
The presenter hit headlines over the weekend for comments he made about Meghan Markle in a column for The Sun
From a week ago, this Voices comment by Lucy Thackray: “Meghan Markle is the best thing to ever happen to the royal family”.
I simply do not tire of Meghan content. Why would I?
Footage of Met Police’s Sir Mark Rowley dismissing the suggestion that Clarkson could face a police probe.
“We’ll keep a close eye on it.”
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