Jeremy Clarkson has hinted he may quit Top Gear in a column about dinosaurs which concluded: ‘These big, imposing creatures have no place in a world which has moved on.’
As further details emerged last night of his alleged assault on the show’s producer Oisin Tymon, Clarkson wrote in The Sun: ‘Nature made a mistake when it invented the dinosaur. It was too big, too violent.
‘All the dinosaurs died and now, years later, no one mourns their passing. These big, imposing creatures have no place in a world which has moved on.’
He addressed the speculation around his alleged fight, adding: ‘I don’t intend to dwell here on what happened then or what will happen in the future. I’m sure you’re as fed up with the story as I am.’
Clarkson appears to make light of the BBC suspending him following a ‘fracas’, writing that a news report stating he had been seen using a bus was ‘wildly inaccurate’.
‘I can assure you that things are bad. But they are not that bloody bad,’ he added. The presenter is said to have called Mr Tymon a ‘lazy, Irish ****’ and threatened to end his career. According to the Daily Mirror, he then split Mr Tymon’s lip with a punch, leaving him with blood running down his face and needing treatment in A&E.