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Jeremy Clarkson news: Ex-Top Gear host avoids police probe over The Sun Meghan Markle article

Column received record number of Ipso complaints as politicians demand answers from The Sun

Tom Murray,Peony Hirwani,Louis Chilton,Inga Parkel
Thursday 22 December 2022 17:40 GMT
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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.

For anyone curious, Ipso have an explanatory page here.

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 10:28

For Premium subscribers: a letter to the editor regarding the Clarkson scandal.

Letters: Not in my name, Jeremy Clarkson

Letters to the editor: our readers share their views. Please send your letters to

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 11:00

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu speaking on Channel 4 News a short while ago...

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 11:26

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.


Jeremy Clarkson won’t face police probe over Meghan column, Met chief says

The Metropolitan Police has ruled out a hate crime investigation into Jeremy Clarkson’s comments about Meghan Markle.

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 11:34

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”.

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 12:05

This is, incidentally, the only tweet that Jeremy Clarkson has “liked” on Twitter in the last three days.

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 12:31

ICYMI: Seven of Clarkson’s most controversial comments about Meghan Markle.

The Sun comment was far from his first offence...

7 of Jeremy Clarkson’s most controversial comments about Meghan Markle

‘I hate her on a cellular level,’ Clarkson has said of Markle

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 13:10

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.

Jeremy Clarkson to remain Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host for ‘the moment’

The presenter hit headlines over the weekend for comments he made about Meghan Markle in a column for The Sun

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 13:40

From a week ago, this Voices comment by Lucy Thackray: “Meghan Markle is the best thing to ever happen to the royal family”.

Opinion: Meghan Markle is the best thing to ever happen to the royal family

I simply do not tire of Meghan content. Why would I?

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 14:13

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.”

Louis Chilton21 December 2022 14:45

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