Skip to comments.Clarkson and Morgan in tabloid tussle (Jeremy Clarkson slugs Piers Morgan- Flashback)
Posted on 01/19/2011 9:08:42 AM PST by mnehring
To all those who thought the British Press Awards - traditionally a carnival of hate - had for once passed off peacefully, read on.
After years of outright hostility and alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour, it seemed that the British Press Awards was set to settle into a fairly convivial night of mutual backslapping and bonhomie.
Until, that is, TV presenter and Sun journalist Jeremy Clarkson ambled over to the Mirror's table and approached Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan. As the two egos collided, all hell broke loose in what shall henceforth be known as the Rumble in the (tabloid) Jungle.
First off Clarkson - who had clearly had a drop or two to drink - told Morgan exactly what he thought of his burgeoning TV career. "Now that you're in my world of telly, I can tell you you're crap," he said, according to eyewitnesses.
Monkey has documented previous clashes between the two - the Top Gear presenter tipped a glass of water in Morgan's lap on the final Concorde flight in retaliation for some unwelcome photographs of him published in the Mirror.
With a crowd gathering in time-honoured playground fashion, the bell rang for round two.
There is some disagreement about what happened next. Clarkson - weighing in at what he admits are "heavyweight" proportions - claims Morgan slighted his wife in fairly base terms.
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For those who don't know Jeremy Clarkson, he is one of the few decent journalists in the UK (hosts Top Gear as well). He leans right and is as funny as hell.
>> More fun with the fraud that is Piers Morgan
I must have missed something. These Piers Morgan things you’ve been posting are >5 years old. Why is Piers Morgan news again?
He just got a new job on CNN replacing Larry King. He is being heralded as this super honest journalist when, in reality, he is the scum of the earth (thus the reminders).
They are making him a media messiah.. it is pretty sick..
He left the UK after being fired for fraud. Comes to the US and the entertainment industry welcomed him with open arms. (faked photo of Soldiers abusing prisoners in Iraq)
And NOW CNN has given him a primetime show.
He now has a talk show on CNN. He’s their replacement for Larry King’s fossilized corpse, basically.
Clarkson often annoys Americans because he’s really said some nasty anti-Bush and anti-American stuff in the past...but really, he’s anti-everybody. The Germans catch a lot more heat from him than we do. And environmentalists (or “eco-mentalists” as he calls them). He loves tweaking eco-Nazis.
This is funny.
Ah! Understood now. I don’t keep up much with what’s on the teevee.
Thanks and FRegards
Clarkson is a pretty big dude too. I doubt Morgan would want to start anything. I dumped TV but when I watched - I prefer James May. May plays the straight man to Hammon and Clarkson goonish comedy.
I recall they drove through Europe - Clarkson in a Lambo Gallardo, Hammond in a Porsche Turbo and May in the road going almost race trim Jag with no real window cranks and no a/c. Thge Jag was very uncomfortable.
May’s bits by himself testing a car are usually outstanding. His 252 moh in the Bugatti Veyaron on the VW 5-mile stratight away was excellent.
I love James May!
But Clarkson can slug anyone from CNN if he wants. Line them up and give him a few drinks, I say.
Love the British version of Top Gear. Clarkson is the reason. Now, I understand.
Saw the build up of Morgan on the news this morning.
Yeah, I think Clarkson’s 6’5”. It’s always interesting to see him standing next to Hamster.
I saw that episode you were talking about...May’s car was an Aston Martin Vantage N24. I’m thinking the producers picked their cars for them, I can’t imagine Captain Slow wanting to find “the best driving road in the world” in a race car with a totally stripped interior. :)
Just a little note to keep the record straight. The father of Piers was Eamon Vincent O'Meara. Sadly Mr O'Meara was killed in a traffic accident when Piers was one year old. His mother re-married to a Pugh-Morgan and I suppose Piers took on his step-fathers name. I am indebted to Wikipedia for this information.
Ah, fighting Irish eh? Always thought Piers looked like the character in one of those Star Wars/Trek/Stargate series. Square chin and all. Irish name with all.
Fighting Irish? I note that he didn’t fight back according to the story. He’s probably better off a Morgan.