The presenter was responding to a question about whether terrestrial TV was falling behind online streaming services such as Amazon.
Clarkson is set to release the third series of his Prime Video show The Grand Tour on 18th January, but says that the “nonsense need to be politically correct” is holding his previous employer the BBC back.
“It’s become so up itself, suffocating the life out of everything with its nonsense need to be politically correct,” he said. “If they’d let everyone relax, and made a show that’s entertaining or interesting or informative or any of the things that the BBC is supposed to be, then we’d be having a different debate about the future of television.”
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