Jeremy Clarkson – who is an English broadcaster, a journalist and is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show, named Top Gear with James May and Richard Hammond – spoke out about his turbulent relationship with the BBC executives, saying that one of them even proposed that his dog’s name was racist.
Clarkson in interview with The Times, recalled a number of clashes with his former bosses while compering the BBC TV Show, Top Gear over politics, the demise of his mother & whether Clarkson could name a black dog after a black football player.
Mr. Jeremy Clarkson, whose contract wasn’t renewed last year after Clarkson had punched a Top Gear producer, Danny Cohen, the former BBC director of television.
Mr. Clarkson claimed that Mr. Danny Cohen had called him into his office only to ask if he’d really named his dog, “Didier Dogba”, after Didier Drogba, who was then playing for Jeremy Clarkson’s team, Chelsea.
Jeremy Clarkson had told The Times Magazine: “I confirmed it was true. He said, ‘What color is it?’ And I said, ‘It is black.’’’
“And he said, ‘You cannot call your black dog after a black football player.’ So I said, ‘Why not? Would you rather I called it John Terrier?’ ”
Jeremy Clarkson while being interviewed filming the recent, yet unnamed Amazon Prime version of a show in Barbados, said that Danny Cohen & he were & suspected they would forever remain very far apart on everything.
“Normally, you could find some common ground with somebody, but I think Danny & I could probably only get on perfectly well so long as we absolutely never had to think about each other for the rest of the time,’’ said Mr. Clarkson.