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Paddy McGuinness’ Brutal Jibe To Jeremy Clarkson Over Top Gear Ratings

With the upcoming season of Top Gear currently being filmed, we are taking a look back on when Paddy McGuinness made a jab to previous hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

McGuinness has taken over hosting A Question Of Sport from Sue Barker and Clarkson took to Twitter to ask what was going on with the show since the comedian and TV personality started working on the show. McGuinness clearly couldn’t help himself, responded jokingly:

“The same thing that’s happened to Top Gear JC.

“New personnel, bigger ratings. Love you,”

There have been rumours of friction between the previous hosts of Top Gear and the new hosts, whoever they may be at the time. Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris started hosting the show in 2018 following Matt Le Blanc and Chris Evans.

The many extremely dedicated Clarkson fans took to his defence in the comments of the tweets. On user wrote:

“No disrespect pal, but no one believes Top Gear is any better under your boys compared to Clarkson and co. Miles off in fact.”

Another added:

“Sorry to say this – but seriously the new Top Gear and Question of Sport are just pants.”

Someone else commented, supporting Clarkson:

“Top Gear has never been the same since the Clarkson, Hammond and May days. I’ve noticed several times that the new show has just repeated features from old shows but with newer vehicles obviously! As for QOS. I can’t watch it anymore… Got to agree with Clarkson on that one!”

Whereas others were there to agree with McGuinness:

“Brutal.. but fair. The old guard of Top Gear was like bad panto in the end. I actually look forward to it again now. The Grand Tour is well… er… but Clarkson’s Farm is however of the best things I’ve seen in years! Love you both though… Lol.”

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