ITV has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson has been cast in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He has not been removed from hosting. Despite the widespread news of his alleged departure.
The broadcaster said: “for the avoidance of doubt, neither Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been cancelled,” reports RTE.
Clarkson’s status as host of the popular quiz show was called into question in December following comments made about the Duchess of Sussex in a column in The Sun newspaper.
The piece, which said he “hated” Meghan and dreamed of her parading through British cities, became the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO)’s most lamented article in the UK.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for ITV 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 further commissioning commitments beyond that currently as is typical with such shows where we make commissioning decisions on a series-by-series basis. Therefore for the avoidance of doubt, neither Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been cancelled,” reports RTE.
Clarkson, who inherited the hosting gig from Chris Tarrant in 2018, later tweeted: “So many kind messages about today’s reports. But relax. Lisa and I have not split up and I have not been sacked as host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” reports RTE.
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