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Tuesday 17 October 2017

The battering of Clarkson's ego

So Jeremy Clarkson will this week find out if the BBC are to get rid of him. He must be worried. He must be thinking about many things: his upcoming divorce, the fear of his two colleagues not working on Top Gear again. And of course, about his own ego.

Never, ever underestimate the power of the ego. Clarkson might get to make another silly car show on another channel. But he will not have that well oiled production team at the BBC that have honed Top Gear to the multi million success that it is. A production team that has worked on his TV persona and protected him over the years.

When Adrian Chiles switched channel, when Jonathan Ross left the BBC, their shows were just not the same. Clarkson knows that this could very well be the end of his reign. I'd say he's cacking it!

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