I'm not worried about Clarkson's future, I'll probably follow wherever he goes (would be bonus if May and Hammond follow, which according to captain slow himself may likely be the case). It's more the whole prospect of continuing the show in any form remotely close to it that is unsettling. The "not as good as the original Top Gear" comparisons have plagued every spinoff that has emerged, like it or not, imagine the comparisons to come
Equally irritating are the anti-Clarkson crowd who would have said the firing was justifiable if he did something as simple as swatting a fly, which by the sounds of things many in the BBC were eagerly waiting for. This particular situation gets the dander up of the hyper sensitive HR loving types though, and you get the inane "If I did this at work I know I'd be fired" trope I've been reading in every other comment in the Telegraph/Mirror/BBC articles I see. You know what the difference is? No one cares if YOU get fired, millions of people care Clarkson did. It's that selfish narrow minded holier than though mentality the PC police have, I mean how many violent altercations have happened involving a member of a Rock or Rap group we love? How often have record labels kick them out of their bands? The situation here and the Top Gear as an entity isn't much different.