Jeremy Clarkson tells Chris Evans that his Top Gear exit 'was my own silly fault'

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Jeremy Clarkson gave his first BBC interview after being axed from Top Gear on Wednesday. The 55-year-old said he couldn't complain following his departure from the show, describing his exit as "my own silly fault".

The outspoken presenter was axed from the show in March after a fracas with a producer. Speaking to Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Jeremy admitted that he was to blame for the incident.

"It was my own silly fault. I can't complain," he said. "I was at the BBC for 27 years, it was very much my baby, I worked on it all through the night and paid attention to it. You do feel there is a big hole which needs to be filled."

When asked whether he will miss Top Gear or working for the BBC more, he said he would miss them both equally.

"There are some dreadful people in it [the BBC] but there are some talented people, I thank them," he said, before hinting that he could still make a return to the BBC because he was "not sacked, remember".

Jeremy also said that he has "absolutely no idea" what the future will hold for his career following his departure from the show.

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Jeremy Clarkson gave his first BBC interview with Chris Evans

He will embark on the world tour with his former co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond on the Top Gear Live tour, which has since been rebranded as Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

Jeremy said he was looking forward to "six months clowning around doing live shows" but described it as "the most badly organised world tour in history."

He also joked that he was enjoying being unemployed, saying: "It's amazing being unemployed. You get busier than if you actually have a job. I've been playing tennis – for two hours yesterday – my forehand is improving immeasurably."