Jeremy Clarkson has not been canceled as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, says ITV | Ents & Arts News

Jeremy Clarkson has not been canceled as the host of TV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, according to ITV.

The channel also insisted that the hit program had not been axed and that it was contractually committed to another series that had already been recorded.

There were reports that Clarkson’s future as host of the show was in jeopardy following his controversial paper column for the Duchess of Sussex.

But these were denied by ITV and by Clarkson himself on social media who insisted he “hadn’t been fired”.

Jeremy Clarkson has been criticized for an article he wrote about Meghan Markle.  Photo: AP
Jeremy Clarkson has been criticized for an article he wrote about the Duchess of Sussex. Photo: AP

An ITV spokesman said: “As we have said for several weeks, ITV is contractually committed to a further series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (which has now been recorded).

“There are no other assignment commitments beyond what is typical with shows like this where we make assignment decisions on a per-series basis.

“Therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, neither Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson were cancelled.’

Clarkson, 62, tweeted: “So many kind messages for today’s reports. But relax… I haven’t been fired as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”

Clarkson’s career came under fire after he wrote an article in The Sun newspaper about Meghan, which became the most complained about article at the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO).

The media regulator an investigation has been launched after receiving more than 25,100 complaints.

In the controversial article published last December, Clarkson said he “hated” the duchess.

He said he was “dreaming of the day when [Meghan] forced to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while crowds chant “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her.”

The TV presenter later apologized, calling his language “disgraceful” and saying he was “deeply sorry”.

The Sun also apologized and said it regretted publishing the column, which has since been removed online.

Prince Harry and Megan he was fired the apology from the former Top Gear star and I didn’t think the article was a careless, isolated incident.

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The presenter’s comments caused a huge backlash, with Clarkson’s daughter Emily and many others speaking out against him.

Clarkson co-presents the Amazon Prime TV series The Grand Tour and the documentary series Clarkson’s Farm follows his efforts to run an Oxfordshire farm he bought in 2008.

He took over from Chris Tarrant as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2018.