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Jeremy Clarkson says he wasnt asked back on One Show after Dan Stevens quip

Apr 22, 2022

Jeremy Clarkson has grumbled that he was "never asked back" to The One Show after he'd made a quip about "feeble strikers" previously.

The 62-year-old complained that the same could not be said for the "lefty actor" who recently went viral for a jibe on the BBC One programme about Prime Minister.

Dan, 39, who is best known for his role as Matthew Crawley on the ITV drama series Downton hit the headlines after he'd aimed a dig at Boris Johnson during his interview on-air.

Now annoyed that Dan didn't face as much public scrutiny for his stint on the same show, Jeremy wanted to point out an imbalance in fair treatment.

Speaking in his column for The Sun, he said: "A lefty actor of some sort went on the endlessly annoying The One Show this week and made a feeble joke comparing Boris Johnson to Richard Nixon, the disgraced and now dead ex-US President.

"As a result of this . . . nothing happened."

He went on: "Whereas when I went on The One Show and made a feeble joke about executing strikers, all hell broke loose.

"I was on the front pages. People demanded an apology and I’ve never been asked back."

In accordance with BBC rules, there is supposed to be no political bias reported on any of its channels, meaning that Dan had overstepped the mark with his comments about the PM.

The actor had agreed to join Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas on the green sofa for a chat about his upcoming political thriller – about former US president Richard Nixon.

In spite of the excitement about the new drama series, fans were more astounded and praised the star for his comments that were angled at Boris.

Hosts Alex and Jermaine appeared to be shell-shook as Dan went on to call for Boris to step down as Prime Minister – a day after he'd paid his fine for breaking lockdown rules.

Asking Dan about the Watergate scandal behind his new thriller, Alex prompted: "What's the take?"

The Marvel star responded: "Well, what you've got is a criminal for a leader, who is wrapped in a messy war, embroiled in a stupid scandal and surrounded by ambitious idiots, and really should resign… and, erm…"

After a brief pause, he stopped himself to then blurt: "No, I’m sorry that’s the intro to Boris Johnson.

"I’ve just said the intro to Boris Johnson, I’m so sorry."

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