After Amazon cut Jeremy Clarkson for Meghan Markle rant, ITV could also fire him like they canceled Piers Morgan

INIt hasn’t been a good few weeks ago Jeremy Clarksonwho has been under intense scrutiny ever since his horrible rant about Meghan Marklein which he called for a public humiliation of Prince Harry‘s wife.

The TV star has since had his Amazon shows ‘The Grand Tour’ and ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ cancelled, as they reportedly won’t be extended beyond their current run, which finishes in 2024.

But, Jeremy Clarkson could yet lose more work, as there is a chance he could be fired by ITV, where he is currently the host of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’.

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ITV could fire Jeremy Clarkson like they did Piers Morgan

The concern for Clarkson is that ITV have previously cut ties with a high-profile name because of Meghan Marklewith Piers Morgan having been booted off the channel.

Morgan left the ‘Good Morning Britain’ show in April of 2021 after Ofcom received 41,000 complaints, following his comments about not believing Meghan Markle‘s story.

This precedent is concerning for Clarkson because the same head of ITV, Carolyn McCallis still in place.

Spirit, McCall was not at all happy with Clarkson‘s column in The Sun about the American.

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In his column, he called for Meghan Markle to be publicly humiliated, in a very clumsy reference to a scene from ‘Game of Thrones’.

“I hate here, not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose WestI hate her on a cellular level,” he wrote in The Sun.

“At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant ‘Shame!’ and threw lumps of excrement at her.”

Following the backlash, Clarkson issued an apology and tweeted his regret.

“Oh dear, I’ve rather put my foot in it,” his apology began.

“In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in ‘Game of Thrones’ and this has gone down badly with a great many people.

“I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in the future.”

In another apology, this time on Instagram Clarkson revealed that his directors at Amazon and ITV were not happy.

“I was very angry with myself because in all those controversial days on ‘Top Gear’, when I was accused of all sorts of things, it was very rarely sexism,” he said on Instagram.

“I was mortified and so was everyone else. My phone went mad. Very close friends were furious. Even my own daughter took to Instagram to denounce me.

“The Sun quickly apologized and I tried to explain myself. But still, there were calls for me to be sacked and charged with a hate crime.

“More than 60 MPs demanded action to be taken. ITV, who make ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, and Amazon, who make the ‘Farm Show’ and the ‘Grand Tour’, were incandescent.

“I therefore wrote to everyone who works with me saying how sorry I was and then on Christmas morning, I emailed Harry spirit Meghan in California to apologize to them too.

“I said I was baffled by what they had been saying on TV but that the language I’d used in my column was disgraceful and that I was profoundly sorry.”

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Despite these apologies, Clarkson is facing the heat, with Variety reporting that it has already been decided that his Amazon shows won’t be renewed.

Plus, the Daily Mail have reported that ITV were looking into whether they could cut Clarkson from ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ prematurely, with the celebrity contracted for the next season of the quiz show.

They already canceled special celebrity episodes of the show, according to the Daily Mail, because of what was described as “scheduling issues”.

That said, it does seem that Clarkson‘s expensive contract, worth around 3m pounds per year, will keep in the chair formerly occupied by Chris Tarrantat least for one more season.

“Yes, at the moment we are [keeping him on],” Kevin LygoITV’s Director of Media and Entertainment, said.

“What he says in the papers we have no control of.”

That rushed column for The Sun could, therefore, cost Clarkson dearly.

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