Clarkson: I was sad to leave Top Gear, but it was my own silly fault

Clarkson was dropped by the BBC after attacking a Top Gear producer Credit: PA

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has described how being dropped from the popular TV car show left him feeling "empty" - but admitted: "It was my own silly fault".

Clarkson's contract at the BBC was not renewed after what was described as an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on show producer Oisin Tymon.

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Speaking to presenter Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2, he said:

I was very sad but it was my own silly fault. I've got nobody to blame but me.

Jeremy Clarkson
Clarkson joked that he was going to launch an extreme flower-arranging show with his fellow hosts Credit: PA

Asked what he was going to do next, he joked he was "not going to be a milkman" because of the early mornings, and said he was considering launching an extreme flower-arranging show with fellow ex-Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

He said he had not been "in talks" with anyone, but had been "listening" to various broadcasters, including some in America, about future possibilities - with the next step not coming for "weeks, months, maybe a year".

It was very sudden, and you'd be a fool to just jump into something. You have to see what's out there.

Jeremy Clarkson

In all seriousness, he added, he had "absolutely no idea" what he was going to do next - but said he was getting "really good at tennis" because of all the extra practice he was now able to fit in.