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Jeremy Clarkson speaks out about his relationship with the BBC

Clarkson his relationship with Danny Cohen as Credit: PA

Jeremy Clarkson has spoken out about his turbulent relationship with BBC bosses - including an argument over his dog's name.

The former Top Gear presenter recalled a number of clashes with executives during his time presenting the show in an interview with The Times.

Clarkson, whose contract was not renewed last year after he punched a producer, singled out Danny Cohen, previously BBC director of television.

Danny and I were, and I suspect will remain for ever, very far apart on every single thing.

Normally, you could find some common ground with somebody, but I think Danny and I could probably only get on perfectly well so long as we absolutely never had to think about each other for the rest of the time.

Because I don't mind anyone having an opinion that's different to mine, just so long as they don't mind my opinion either.

So long as it doesn't impinge on what I want to do.

– Jeremy Clarkson
Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are working on their Amazon show Credit: PA

A number of fall outs included the death of Clarkson's mother and the name of his dog.

When the BBC allegedly took issue with the 55-year-old naming his west highland terrier after a Chelsea footballer, Clarkson responded: "Why not? Would you rather I called it John Terrier?"

A source "close to Cohen" reportedly told The Times: "Danny has no interest in responding to inaccurate claims, but remains proud to have taken action against a man who saw fit to punch a colleague."