Tuesday 28 February 2017

Jeremy Clarkson breaks his silence: 'I've no idea what the future holds but I'm not going to be a milkman'

Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are believed to be negotiating with a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon.
Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are believed to be negotiating with a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon.

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has insisted he has "absolutely no idea" what his future holds - but he is "not going to be a milkman".

In his first interview since being axed as the show's presenter following his attack on producer Oisin Tymon, Clarkson said he was busier than ever - despite being unemployed.

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond

But he told Chris Evans's breakfast show on Radio 2 that getting axed from Top Gear, which he described as "my baby", had left "a big hole" which was "my own silly fault".

Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are believed to be negotiating with a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon.

But Clarkson said he had just been "listening" to offers from broadcasters and added: "I'm just getting really good at tennis."

A cheerful-sounding Clarkson said he was "extremely well" and added: "It's amazing being unemployed. You get busier than if you actually have a job.

Clarkson was sacked for punching Irish-born producer Oisin Tymon, and Hammond and May have indicated that they will not continue without him (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)
Clarkson was sacked for punching Irish-born producer Oisin Tymon, and Hammond and May have indicated that they will not continue without him (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire)

"I've been playing tennis - for two hours yesterday - my forehand is improving immeasurably."

Clarkson will be leaving London for Belfast today for what was Top Gear Live but has now been renamed Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

He said he was looking forward to "six months clowning around doing live shows" but called it "the most badly organised world tour in history".

"Somebody needs an atlas, somebody has done it by alphabet ... I'm going to spend most of the next six months with James, who's extremely smelly, and Richard on an aeroplane," he said.

The BBC plans to relaunch Top Gear with new presenters. Evans was linked to the reboot but has ruled himself out.

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