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.
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."