Suspended Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has predicted he is about to be sacked from the BBC2 show, and in a foul-mouthed tirade said BBC bosses had “f**ked up” the hugely popular series.
“I didn’t foresee my sacking but I would like to do one last lap. So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f**king bastards sack me,” Clarkson said at a charity auction in north London on Thursday night, offering audience members the chance to bid to join him in a final circuit of the Top Gear track.
“Why don’t we put somebody in the car with me. Like a Jag or something. I’ll drive somebody. One last ever lap of the Top Gear test track, that’s the bid.”
“Eighteen year waiting list to be in the audience of Top Gear,” added an emotional Clarkson. “The BBC’s f**ked themselves. So who gives a f**k. It was a great show and they’ve fucked it up.
“I’ll be a bit tearful when I do it, but f**k it, let’s do it.”
The auctioned lap was claimed by a bidder offering £100,000.