Almost 10,000 of Jeremy Clarkson’s followers have signed a petition urging ITV to not sack him as host of Who Needs To Be A Millionaire? following his controversial column about Meghan Markle.

Carolyn McCall, ITV’s CEO, just lately forged doubt on Clarkson’s future on the community when she advised MP John Nicolson his views have been ‘on no account endorsed by ITV.’

The creators of the petition, which is addressed to Dame Carolyn, declare Clarkson’s punishment is ‘already utterly disproportionate to the crime, including being sacked by ITV would ‘compound his humiliation.’

The TV character is already anticipated to be counting the price of his views, amid stories that Amazon will now not produce his reveals Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour from subsequent 12 months.

Jeremy Clarkson (pictured), host of Who Needs To Be A Millionaire?, issued an apology for remarks he made about Meghan Markle on Tuesday

Clarkson wrote that he 'hated' the Duchess and dreamed of her being paraded through towns naked, having 'excrement' thrown at her

Clarkson wrote that he ‘hated’ the Duchess and dreamed of her being paraded by way of cities bare, having ‘excrement’ thrown at her

It comes after Clarkson’s column in The Solar by which he stated he ‘hated’ Meghan Markle – and added he dreamed of the duchess being paraded bare by way of British cities and having excrement thrown at her.

It rapidly turned the Unbiased Press Requirements Organisation’s (Ipso) most complained-about article after its publication, with many branding his feedback ‘misogynistic’.

The Solar later apologised and stated it regretted the publication of the column, which has surpassed greater than 25,000 Ipso complaints.

Even Clarkson’s personal daughter made a public assertion by which she condemned her father’s feedback.

However the 62-year-old TV presenter, who additionally skilled his justifiable share of controversy whereas engaged on Prime Gear for the BBC, has a loyal fan base who appear ready to again him regardless of what Clarkson himself described as ‘disgraceful’ language.

After Clarkson was fired by the BBC after punching a producer of Prime Gear in 2015, a petition launched to reinstate him on the present had over a million supporters.

Now a petition arrange by the Free Speech Union appeals to ITV bosses to ‘please do not hearth Jeremy Clarkson’ and claims that a few of those that opposed the column within the aftermath of its publication ‘don’t seem to actually imagine Mr Clarkson’s remarks put anybody in danger.’

The assertion claims that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex try to ‘destroy Mr Clarkson’s profession’ and are subsequently ‘much more dangerous to him than something he stated concerning the Duchess’.

It provides {that a} resolution to fireside Clarkson would quantity to ‘cancel tradition at its worst’ and claims ITV ought to ‘keep in mind the worth Jeremy Clarkson has already paid for his remarks’.

The founder wrote: ‘Amazon has indicated it is not going to fee any extra seasons of Clarkson’s Farm or The Grand Tour and his Solar column has not appeared within the newspaper once more, suggesting he has misplaced that, too.

‘Is he to be punished even additional by dropping his solely different important supply of earnings? The punishment is already utterly disproportionate to the crime, with out you compounding his humiliation.’

After his column provoked outrage, Clarkson wrote to the Sussexes to apologise on Christmas Day – though the couple later claimed his letter solely addressed Harry straight. 

Nevertheless, his future at ITV now appears to hold within the stability. 

Dame Carolyn wrote a letter to Mr Nicolson in response to correspondence he despatched asking if Clarkson’s feedback went in opposition to ITV’s Assertion of Programme Coverage and Social Objective Technique.

Within the response, which was revealed by leisure web site Deadline, didn’t say whether or not he would lose his job, however stated issues about his feedback have been ‘utterly comprehensible’.

She stated ‘ITV has no editorial management over Jeremy Clarkson’s impartial journalistic output in The Solar or wherever else he chooses to publish’.

‘Everybody at ITV may be very conscious of our tasks as a Public Service Broadcaster and I would prefer to be clear that the feedback made have been Jeremy Clarkson’s personal and are on no account endorsed by ITV,’ she wrote. 

‘There is no such thing as a place on ITV for the feedback made in that article.

She added that he was not an ITV worker and his position as host of Who Needs To Be A Millionaire? doesn’t ‘given hello a platform for his opinions’.

Earlier this week ITV stated it is going to have ‘no additional commitments’ with Clarkson after the subsequent collection of the present airs this 12 months, sparking solutions he had misplaced the gig which earns him round £3million per 12 months.

Bosses refused to remark when contacted by MailOnline beforehand concerning the stories.

However when requested straight if Clarkson can be presenting the present, a spokesperson stated ITV ‘has an extra collection contractually commissioned and attributable to movie’, including that there was ‘no additional commissioning commitments past that presently.’ 

The petition had more than 4,000 signatures from Clarkson supporters at the time of publication

The petition had greater than 4,000 signatures from Clarkson supporters on the time of publication

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Media and Leisure, beforehand stated in December that he had ‘no management’ over what Clarkson wrote in his columns however did go so far as asking him to apologise. 

Requested if Clarkson can be stored on as host of Millionaire, Mr Lygo stated: ‘Sure, in the meanwhile we’re. What he says within the papers now we have no management of.’

Clarkson is considered paid about £3million a 12 months to current the hit quiz present, having taken over from Chris Tarrant in 2018.

However the Day by day Mail’s Alison Boshoff stories that he was attributable to movie celeb particular editions of the present subsequent month, earlier than they have been pushed again attributable to ‘scheduling points’.

The studio, crew and celebrities have been all booked to attend the Dock 10 studio in Manchester and preparations for the programmes – which might have raised cash for charity – have been finalised.

Nevertheless on the finish of final week, the manufacturing firm advised contributors that filming had been postponed attributable to ‘scheduling points.’

An e-mail stated: ‘Owing to some motion within the ITV schedules, we’re now unable to file the deliberate Movie star specials till later this 12 months.’

Followers of the 62-year-old concern he’s being ‘cancelled in entrance of our eyes’ after it was reported that Amazon Prime is ready to cease producing the presenter’s reveals – Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour – subsequent 12 months, the latter of which earns him no less than £10million yearly.

Carolyn McCall, boss of ITV, has written in a letter there is 'no place' for Clarkson's views at the channel

Carolyn McCall, boss of ITV, has written in a letter there may be ‘no place’ for Clarkson’s views on the channel

Prince Harry branded the article about his wife Meghan Markle 'horrific, hurtful and cruel'

Prince Harry branded the article about his spouse Meghan Markle ‘horrific, hurtful and merciless’

In a lengthy statement on his verified Instagram account, The Grand Tour presenter said he emailed the couple on Christmas Day to say his language in the column had been 'disgraceful' and he was 'profoundly sorry'

In a prolonged assertion on his verified Instagram account, The Grand Tour presenter stated he emailed the couple on Christmas Day to say his language within the column had been ‘disgraceful’ and he was ‘profoundly sorry’

On Monday night time, a digital press convention to advertise the second season of Clarkson’s Farm was cancelled by Amazon on the last-minute, though the collection will nonetheless be accessible for streaming from February 10.

In his apology, Clarkson had admitted that Amazon executives have been ‘incandescent’ following his column, with stories suggesting the corporate will likely be unlikely to work with him within the close to future.

It comes as some critics implored the Sussexes to ‘transfer on’ from the ‘drama’, suggesting their quest for the ‘whole humiliation’ of Clarkson by publicly rejecting his apologies goes in opposition to the ‘compassion and love’ that they so usually preach.

Ann Widdecombe was among the many commentators who rallied spherical Clarkson this week, as she blasted ‘cancel tradition’, including that she has ‘a really low opinion of people that reject apologies’, in a transparent criticism of Harry and Meghan.

Nevertheless others branded the presenter’s contrition insincere, accusing the TV star of failing to deal with the offence brought on by his column and of being motivated by his personal profitable profession pursuits.

In a prolonged assertion on Instagram by which he apologised for his feedback, Clarkson described the second he picked up a duplicate of the Solar to ‘see what all of the fuss was about.’

He continued: ‘We have all been there, I assume. In that exact second once we all of the sudden realise we have utterly tousled. You might be sweaty and chilly on the similar time. And your head kilos. And you’re feeling sick. I could not imagine what I used to be studying. Had I actually stated that? It was horrible.

‘I knew what had occurred right away. I would been pondering of a scene in Video games of Thrones, however I would forgotten to say this. So it regarded like I used to be truly calling for revolting violence to rain down on Meghan’s head.

‘I used to be very indignant with myself as a result of in all these controversial days on Prime Gear, once I was accused of all kinds of issues, it was very not often sexism.

‘I used to be mortified and so was everybody else. My telephone went mad. Very shut associates have been livid. Even my very own daughter took to Instagram to denounce me.’

ITV has been contacted for remark.