The Grand Tour host, Jeremy Clarkson, has looked back over his childhood programmes in one of his latest columns for The Times, realising they weren’t as ‘innocent’ as he had realised, explaining that many of his favourites had indications of drug abuse and involved people such as Jimmy Savile.
He wrote in his column:
“Enough already. I don’t want to know any more things about all of the stuff I used to love because it’s messing with my head.”
The former Top Gear host goes on to explain that he is worries about the future generation, probably heightened by the fact that he has three children that he shares with his ex-wife Frances Cain. He added that he although there were more sinister themes running in the background of these programmes, his memories of his childhood were not tarnished.
“It’ll be a very different story when our kids grow up though.”
“On TikTok today, there are girls who do nothing all day long but spin round in summer frocks till we can see their knickers. And there are guys who invasively film policemen so they can have an out-loud argument.
“Instagram, meanwhile, is full of people on the lavatory and Twitter is home to every kind of madness and intolerance you can imagine.”
We will be seeing more of Jeremy Clarkson in the latest instalment of The Grand Tour, which is likely to come out later this year or early next year, and in the second season of Clarkson’s Farm in early 2023.