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Clarkson swore at colleague for up to “half-an-hour”

By Charl Bosch - Mar 13, 2015
Clarkson swore at colleague for up to “half-an-hour”

A family who stayed at the same hotel as suspended Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson, has told Sky News that the out-spoken presenter went on a half-hour explicate laden rage against the show’s associate producer, Oisin Tymon, for not preparing food after a day’s filming in the Yorkshire Dales.

In an interview with the broadcaster, medical receptionist Sue Ward, who had been staying at the Simonstone Hotel with relatives, said that the manner in which Clarkson went off against Tymon was shocking and that it spoiled everyone’s evening.

“He said he hadn't done his job properly, it was ridiculous that there was nothing to eat, obviously there was lots of expletives in between all this, and that he would be losing his job, he would see to it that he would lose his job,” Ward said.

“Even someone who's really inept at their job should be told properly, in a proper manner. But the fact that it was in a public place, I didn't want to listen to that language”.

Her brother-in-law, Bob, said that Clarkson and his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, arrived at the hotel by helicopter shortly after 21h30, and that Clarkson had refused to take selfie with him, only saying, “No, not with the day I've had today'." Moments later, he reportedly lost his cool with Tymon.

“We were shocked at how somebody could be so rude. We understand the photograph taking and that they must be getting fed-up with it, but it was just the swearing and length of time and this poor guy that he was ripping into,” Bob’s wife Denise told the broadcaster.

Britain’s Daily Mail has meanwhile reported that Clarkson phoned the Head of BBC television, Danny Cohen, shortly after the incident, realising that the detail of the fracas would eventually come out. He had been placed on final warning by Cohen after a series of indiscretions last year.

Suspend by the BBC since Tuesday, Clarkson has also changed his twitter profile from “I am a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show, Top Gear” to “I am probably a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show, Top Gear”, which has sparked speculation that he might be leaving the broadcaster.

The remaining three episodes of the smash-hit motoring show, has also been cancelled despite an online petition garnering over 800 000 votes to have him reinstated.



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