Jeremy Clarkson: I'm already thinking about next TV project
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already thinking about his next television project after becoming "obsessed" with the long-running BBC motoring series he fronted before being axed for attacking a colleague.
The outspoken star also revealed he was told he "probably" had cancer two days before the "fracas" with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, although he has since been given the all-clear.
And he became so focused on his work following the break-up of his marriage and the death of his mother that he was unable to concentrate on anything else.
Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson said he admits there is no way back for him with Top Gear.
He said: "I have lost my baby, but I shall create another.
"I don't know who the other parent will be or what the baby will look like, but I cannot sit around any more organising my photograph album."
The star was suspended by the broadcaster last month after he attacked Top Gear producer Mr Tymon, splitting his lip and verbally abusing him. Clarkson's contract was not renewed, with director-general Tony Hall saying at the time "a line has been crossed'' and "there cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another''.
But Clarkson received widespread public support, including from friend David Cameron.
Clarkson said he considered turning his back on presenting altogether. But he said: "Let's stop being silly and pick up the pieces and start again... I just know I'm going to do another car show."
Earlier this month, North Yorkshire Police said Clarkson would face further police action over his attack on the producer.
Clarkson will appear on stage at Belfast's Odyssey Arena with his former Top Gear colleagues, Richard Hammond and James May, from May 22-24. The gigs have been stripped of all BBC branding, and are billed as Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.