EDITORIAL: Is this end of the road for Jeremy Clarkson?
SO the BBC has dropped Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear.
The move comes after the television presenter was reportedly responsible for an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on one of the show's production team.
It's such a shame that Clarkson's career has veered off path in this way.
I appreciate the BBC had to deal with what is said to be the latest in a string of transgressions, but I'm sure I'm among the millions of Top Gear fans across the world disappointed by what's transpired.
For me Clarkson (pictured) was the driving force behind the show's success and I can't see anyone else coming in and delivering what he was able to do.
You only have to think back to the Top Gear Aussie flop to see that it's not the formula that was what brought viewers in, but the people.
It's always about the people.
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Clarkson may have many faults and there were times I cringed when he'd taken something too far, but he was also creative, original and entertaining.
I've laughed often at his one-liners and antics.
The world needs more people who think outside the box, who don't go with the flow and who bring a smile to the faces of others.
But his indiscretions and lack of respect for other people have hurt. I wonder if this is the end of the road for Clarkson?
Will he join the seemingly ever-growing list of people who do good things but ultimately bring about their own demise?