Jeremy Clarkson’s time as presenter on ITV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been put in doubt after an interview with the network chief. ITV boss Carolyn McCall said in an interview with Variety that the TV channel has “no further commitments” with the presenter and that the next season will be his last.
The Grand Tour presenter has been at the centre of a media storm in the past few months following a now deleted column in The Sun, where Clarkson attacked Meghan Markle. The article caused Amazon to end their contracts with the presenter, essentially cancelling the series Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour.
McCall in her interview said: “We have a contract. We’re contracted to this [season], so we will do that. And then we have no future commitments. And we haven’t made any statements about that.”
As of now, it is unclear whether Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will continue with a new presenter. The TV network said in an email: “As we have said for several weeks, ITV is contractually committed to a further series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (which has now been recorded.)
“There are no further commissioning commitments beyond that currently as is typical with such shows where we make commissioning decisions on a series by series basis. Therefore for the avoidance of doubt neither Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been cancelled.”