Jeremy Clarkson swipes at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal: ‘Just awful’

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Jeremy Clarkson, 60, did not hold back when it came to expressing how he really felt about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex creating “hopeful” content for streaming service Netflix. The motor expert, who currently fronts The Grand Tour on rival streaming platform Amazon Prime, claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s philanthropic shows will be “drivel” and “just awful”.

They will be drivel

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy said of the couple: “They will be drivel. 

“£100million to make shows and films that inform and give hope? Kill me.

“I’d be much better making their programmes, as I don’t give a s**t about anything they give a s**t about. Just awful,” he added to The Sun.

Meghan and Harry’s deal with Netflix was reportedly signed for £112 million and “could include a documentary on Princess Diana”.

A source told the Mirror: “It will work as a tribute to Diana and build on all the incredible charity work she has done.

“Netflix would also love to make a documentary about Diana and it is something they have been pushing for.”

However, the insider also claimed a Diana documentary could cause a fall out between Prince William and Harry.

Referring to the Princes, the insider added: “These plans could further antagonise their fallout. If it does happen William will be the first to know.”

For now, all that is known is that the couple will be making films, documentaries and shows for children as part of their new yet to be named production company.

It was first reported that the Sussexes would be working alongside Netflix at the beginning of this year.

Meanwhile, Jeremy has criticised the BBC after the new Director-General Tim Davie’s attempts to balance the output of the broadcaster to include more “right-wing jokes”.

The star believes they could be taking the wrong approach when it comes to changing the programming from the public broadcaster,  which had been accused by some of becoming too left-wing.

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Jeremy reinforced his view that comedy should only be about whether someone is funny or not.

He said: “It doesn’t matter where you went to school, what colour you are, whether you’ve got breasts, a scrotum — it ­simply doesn’t matter. It’s, ‘Are you funny?’”

It comes after the motor expert advised the broadcaster that if they wanted to truly embrace “diversity” it should start taking into account the viewpoint of all people in the UK.

He wrote: “A former BBC boss has told an audience of people called Giles that ‘diversity is something the TV industry must embrace.

“Roger Mosey, a former head of BBC News, says that too many decisions at the Corporation are still being made by white, London-based liberals.

“Dead right, mate. Diversity is vital.

“Which is why we should hand large chunks of the show-commissioning system over to people who at the moment have zero say in what they watch.

“Yes, that’s people from ethnic minorities. But it’s also people who work on building sites, people with northern accents, people who drive white vans, who work in Greggs, want to sing Land Of Hope And Glory at the Proms and yes, even people who voted for Brexit,” he added.

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