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Jeremy Clarkson slates BBC News in tweet saying 'they have lost it'

Kerry Martin
·3-min read
Jeremy Clarkson leaves the Noel Coward Theatre in London after watching a performance of
Jeremy Clarkson leaves the Noel Coward Theatre in London after watching a performance of "Quiz". (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

The Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson bashed BBC News on Twitter last night, claiming the show had “lost it” and that he “didn’t trust a word you say anymore.”

He made the statement last night in a tweet shared to his 7.2 million Twitter followers. It read: “@BBCNews You have completely lost it tonight.

“I simply don’t trust a word you say anymore and that’s sad.”

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While the tweet was vague, with no reference to any specific story on the BBC’s agenda, the tweet was posted after a segment about government preparations for the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.

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Laura Kuenssberg had spoken to 20 government officials – off the record – about their actions ahead of the nationwide shutdown.

Jeremy Clarkson will host a celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. (ITV/Stellify Media)
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The rest of the show focused heavily on EU countries halting use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine over reports of blood-clot issues.

Posting another tweet, 15 minutes before, he dismissed the vaccine fears saying: “I had the Astra Zeneca vaccine yesterday and my blood is still a liquid. So it’s fine.

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The show also ran a story on the criticism of the police handling of the Sarah Everard vigil.

Many of his followers, sided with his views.

One posted in response: “I haven’t trusted The BBC @BBCNews for twenty years now.”

Another wondered if this could be a sign Jeremy might head to ITV, adding: “Your #GMB audition is going well I see”.

Since Piers Morgan's explosive exit from Good Morning Britain last Tuesday, many fans are hoping Jeremy could take over the role alongside Susanna Reid.

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In a Twitter post liked just under 7,000 times, one fan wrote: “I’m calling for Jeremy Clarkson to replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain”.

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Jeremy has not addressed whether this would be something he was interested in yet.

However, he did tweet his views after Piers left GMB last week amid his Meghan Markle comments.

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On 9 March, he wrote: “People of America. You sent Piers Morgan back to the U.K.

“Now look what we’ve sent back to you. Ha. We win.”

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