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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jeremy Clarkson rapped over 'tasteless' scout joke

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He's done it again: Jeremy Clarkson
The Top Gear presenter, with co-star James May, offended both the Scout Association and the Catholic Church while reviewing the Skoda Scout car.

May, 46, said: "I suppose every summer it goes off to the country somewhere and is touched inappropriately." Clarkson, 49, added: "No, no, James, that's the Skoda Catholic Church."

Simon Carter, a spokesman for the Scout Association, said it had submitted a formal complaint to the BBC. He said the remarks were "tasteless," adding: "We have had dozens of calls and emails from

Scout members not happy at all. It's a shame they decided to have a dig at two organisations that do a lot of good in the community. And there is no real excuse because [Top Gear] is not live and is clearly scripted, so producers have heard it and given it the nod anyway."

Media watchdog Ofcom confirmed it had received complaints following the remarks made on Sunday night's show, watched by 7.5million viewers. But the BBC denied it had received a complaint from the Scout Association.

Source: thisislondon