According to a report in the American magazine Variety, Amazon Prime Video will stop working with Jeremy Clarkson. The backgrounds.
The reason for the possible separation is said to be the British presenter's controversial statements about Meghan Markle in the tabloid "Sun". The actress is married to Harry, the second son of King Charles III. married.
Both formats are scheduled to end in 2024
Variety refers to internal sources of the streaming service, according to which the current seasons of the two formats "The Grand Tour" and "Clarksons Farm" are still being filmed. In 2024, the third season of "Clarkson's Farm" and after four special episodes "The Grand Tour" should be over. It is unclear whether the two co-hosts of "The Grand Tour", Richard Hammond and James May, will continue. The format of the three presenters is based on their former BBC show "Top Gear" and is considered one of the most successful shows by the streaming provider.
Amazon Prime Video declined to comment on www.auto-motor-und-sport.de.
Several apologies from Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson wrote in his Sun column in December 2022, in the wake of the publication of Harry's scandalous memoir about the Duchess of Sussex: "I can't sleep at night lying there grinding my teeth and dream of the day when she has to parade naked through the streets of every British city while the crowd chants 'Shame!' and throws excrement at her." This formulation goes back to a scene from the HBO series "Game of Thrones". Clarkson had the column deleted after several thousand complaints and apologized publicly and in a private email to Meghan and her husband Harry.
On Monday (January 16, 2023) Clarkson apologized a third time via Instagram. Nevertheless, a digital press conference by Amazon on the new season of "Clarkson's Farm" on Tuesday was canceled at short notice.
Jeremy Clarkson has polarized with his statements for years and stands out with provocative and sometimes racist remarks. In 2015, after years, he was suspended from the BBC and finally released. The presenter of the extremely popular car show "Top Gear" had hit his producer Oisin Tymon after an apparently wrong meal order.
Jeremy Clarkson has once again overshot the mark and is apparently getting the reward for his polarizing opinion again. The moderator has been controversial for years. For a long time, the BBC stood by its workhorse and Top Gear host - despite racist failures, political incorrectness and physical violence. Finally, the British broadcaster pulled the ripcord in 2015. As moderator of "The Grand Tour" and protagonist of "Clarkson's Farm", he subsequently gave the streaming provider Amazon Prime Video a mega quota - until one of his statements, this time about Meghan Markle, was his undoing. Apparently, Amazon fears damage to its image and cannot and does not want to continue to adorn itself with the polarizing moderator.