Watching currency symbols flying across his field of vision
Jezza is getting plenty of column inches devoted to what is now being reported as his dissatisfaction at not being able to tuck into a hot steak dinner. For being told that he would have to make do with a cold meat platter or a bar snack, he is alleged to have “smacked” a producer. Most mere mortals would have reacted to the news that the chef had already gone home with a shrug and a smile. Such is stardom.
Clarkson has been accused of violent conduct. And here is what the Fawkes folks said about that sort of thing five years ago: “Poor communication skills do not explain the widely reported acts of violent rage, poor communication skills do not explain the bizarre behaviour, the appalling mistreatment of junior staff or the violent Nokia chucking abuse towards aides”. Violence was, at that time, A Very Bad Thing Indeed.
As the Independent has reported, “Clarkson is reportedly considering quitting the BBC, even if he is cleared of’ the allegations, going on to tell “His relationship with key BBC executives has sunk so low that he is unsure it can be salvaged, a source close to the presenter told Radio Times”. And the Corporation is moving quickly to convene a disciplinary panel to consider Clarkson’s recent conduct.