Move over, Piers Morgan – Jeremy Clarkson is coming to take the anti-Meghan Markle crown.
The former Top Gear star has aimed fire at the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on his new show It’s Clarkson on TV.
He called the interview a “festival of tears” and joked about Markle “breaking wind” during her chat with Oprah.
“There was a moment where Meghan Markle seemed – how can I put this politely – to break wind,” he said.
After running a clip of the moment he is referring to, he says: “It really does sound like Piers (Morgan) had a point. Her pants really were on fire.”
The sound, however, was Oprah making a sound to agree with what Markle was saying.
“Now, I’ve had a note here from the legal department at ITV,” Clarkson goes on to say.
“They want it to be made plain that that was not a fart, I have no idea how they know that but they want me to make it clear that the fart noise probably came out of Oprah’s mouth.”
Clarkson’s new show has divided audiences in the UK, with some saying it is “stupid” and others hilarious.
Bouquets and brickbats came thick and fast on Twitter after the showed aired for the first time on April 3.
“How objectionable can one programme get?” one person asked.
“TV for stupid people,” another remarked.
“This is horrendous,” a third said.
But not everyone was disappointed by the show.
“Just hilarious,” said one fan.
“Like a comedy from the past. Well needed.”
Clarkson has been the subject of several controversies in recent years.
He was dropped as Top Gear host after accusations of verbal and physical harassment of a production crew member.
In 2008 he made a joke about murdering a prostitute, and a year later he called then-Scottish prime minister Gordon Brown, who is blind in one eye, a “one-eyed Scottish idiot.”
In 2011, the BBC received 20,000 complaints after Clarkson joked about “executing” striking workers in front of their families.
More recently he has vocally criticised teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, calling her “mad” and “an idiot.”