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Who should replace Jeremy Clarkson?

Alain QuayAlain Quay Posts: 635
edited March 2015 in The cake stop
1. Bruce Forsyth

2. Dame Edna Everage

3, Baldrick ?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    :roll:
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • DebeliDebeli Posts: 637
    Someone younger.

    It was a giggle (if a mysoginistic and slightly spite-filled one) while it lasted, but its time had come.

    The presenters were (albeit to a script) furious petrolheads who still made WW2 and Cold War references from their own childhoods and seemed stuck in an age that simply isn't any longer recognisable to most of their viewers.

    Clearly, the show was a huge success, but they do not need another trio like that.

    I do not know why the Dimblebys and Humphrys are still there - and I feel the same about Clarkson.

    He is an institution in his own way and will be revered as such, but so was Barbara Cartland.

    I imagine the other two will go with him, so it will be a David Moyes character who comes in. But a younger one.
  • WunnundaWunnunda Posts: 214
    IMO the BBC should just bury the whole brand for a couple of years and let their creatives come up with a new format and new presenters. As you say, it had run it's course and needed to be put down. I think Clarkson himself was 'going through the motions a lot of this last series.
    The problem the BBC had is that it was such a HUGE cash cow they were reluctant to pull it sooner than they had to. I suspect that they are more objective with other series that go 'on the slide'.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,630
    Wunnunda wrote:
    IMO the BBC should just bury the whole brand for a couple of years and let their creatives come up with a new format and new presenters. As you say, it had run it's course and needed to be put down. I think Clarkson himself was 'going through the motions a lot of this last series.
    The problem the BBC had is that it was such a HUGE cash cow they were reluctant to pull it sooner than they had to. I suspect that they are more objective with other series that go 'on the slide'.

    I disagree. Arguably this was one of the better series for a while. One clunker episode but thoroughly entertaining apart from that.
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  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    I think the BBC should employ Brad Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Alex Dowsett. They can race Pinarello's against buses from John O'Groats to Lands End and sl*g off car drivers for being too slow through towns and cities. :twisted:
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
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    erm... don't know
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,271
    Was it on here that Guy Martin was mentioned?


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  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    sabine-schmitz-hot-i18.png IMO the only reasonable choice, and she's been on Top Gear before.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Capt Slog wrote:
    Was it on here that Guy Martin was mentioned?

    Guy Martin is totally awesome, but a TV presenter he is not.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    funny I googled bid fat oaf to get a suitable candidate and all I got was pictures of Clarkson :? :? :? :x
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    sabine-schmitz-hot-i18.png IMO the only reasonable choice, and she's been on Top Gear before.


    I have no idea who that is.

    Does she eat hay?

    Bread-from-a-potato.jpg

    How about a potato?
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    RideOnTime wrote:
    funny I googled bid fat oaf to get a suitable candidate and all I got was pictures of Clarkson :? :? :? :x

    How about this big fat oaf, needs a new job in a couple of months...

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1x4ZhZRLbxlssUTJis30Elr8AOOUnhPGbfdoAdlEy5dIC9Vv5iw
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    sabine-schmitz-hot-i18.png IMO the only reasonable choice, and she's been on Top Gear before.


    Sadly Sabine wouldn't do it, she is too busy with other work. She recently drove our Lamborghini's round the Nordschleife in amazing times and if ever you want to be a passenger in a car, she is well worth hiring.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Lemme just pick that name up for you...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    ddraver wrote:
    Lemme just pick that name up for you...

    Odd reply, some may say insightful.
    In this thread, just above where I posted someone said they didn't know her, I replied with her name and also with the fact that I doubt she would do the job due to her commitments.
    Honestly, if I was name dropping there are others I could use.

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?
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  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    RideOnTime wrote:
    sabine-schmitz-hot-i18.png IMO the only reasonable choice, and she's been on Top Gear before.


    I have no idea who that is.

    Does she eat hay?

    Bread-from-a-potato.jpg

    How about a potato?

    I have no idea either but I think I've found her.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sabine_Wren
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,271
    VTech wrote:

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?

    Does he drive though? :D


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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Hmm Ronaldo and VTech will be an interesting clash of smug egos...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • WunnundaWunnunda Posts: 214
    Capt Slog wrote:
    VTech wrote:

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?

    Does he drive though? :D

    I guess yes, or he wouldn't have been able to do this....
    article-0-162E5000000005DC-956_634x384.jpg
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    ooof, maybe let Sabine drive...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,271
    Wunnunda wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:
    VTech wrote:

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?

    Does he drive though? :D

    I guess NO, or he wouldn't have been able to do this....
    article-0-162E5000000005DC-956_634x384.jpg

    Fixed that for you.


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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    VTech wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Lemme just pick that name up for you...

    Odd reply, some may say insightful.
    In this thread, just above where I posted someone said they didn't know her, I replied with her name and also with the fact that I doubt she would do the job due to her commitments.
    Honestly, if I was name dropping there are others I could use.

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?

    As he is in Lisbon until Sunday's game maybe he could meet up with you at 'your' wine Adega in Porto :wink:
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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    team47b wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Lemme just pick that name up for you...

    Odd reply, some may say insightful.
    In this thread, just above where I posted someone said they didn't know her, I replied with her name and also with the fact that I doubt she would do the job due to her commitments.
    Honestly, if I was name dropping there are others I could use.

    I fly out to Spain in the morning to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have been a better name to use if I were indeed name dropping ?

    As he is in Lisbon until Sunday's game maybe he could meet up with you at 'your' wine Adega in Porto :wink:

    I was going into a big reply then but whats the point, I'm flying economy so maybe that makes you feel more at ease :mrgreen:
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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Actually, just to confirm, just checked and he isn't due to pre match training until 10.30am on Sunday, the same as many others in the team so please, next time try a little harder.

    Have a glass of wine on me.
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  • QubeQube Posts: 1,899
    Why would you want to meet Cristiano Ronaldo anyway?....

    Are you a secret fanboy, off to bother him for an autograph and a lock of greasy hair?
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Qube wrote:
    Why would you want to meet Cristiano Ronaldo anyway?....

    Are you a secret fanboy, off to bother him for an autograph and a lock of greasy hair?

    I've modified his cars for several years now. I'm not into football I'm afraid, im also rarely star struck and also don't collect signatures. Most I've ever done is get signed shirts for charity events at theocal kids football team.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Ronaldo is Into car modifying too, have you seen the tin foil car he has just done in Lisbon?
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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Yes, He did this as a joke:

    1145122_heroa.jpg

    Here is an image of him getting out of his car, you can see the kit on the car is ours:

    cristiano-ronaldo-lamborghini-aventador_0.jpeg

    Did the very also:

    video-cristiano-ronaldo-races-a-bugatti-veyron-on-foot_100217003_m.jpg

    But my fav (although it didn't look like this when we did the work on it:

    18ncxgmgj5fnzjpg.jpg
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  • QubeQube Posts: 1,899
    Yep.... 2nd image.... fanboy on a long lens.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Qube wrote:
    Yep.... 2nd image.... fanboy on a long lens.

    Or the Spanish newspaper pap ?
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