There is something slightly disingenuous about some very wealthy men who are benefiting from world-wide marketing and residuals, complaining about a key member of the team who is fed up with being paid a few grand a show and does not even get a cut of the T-Shirt money. Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman are directors of a company called Bedder 6, set up to milk BBC's Top Gear ( a production from a public service broadcaster, paid for by licence fees) of the spin off benefits. According to the Guardian,
Accounts for Bedder 6 filed at Companies House showed an after-tax profit of £2.1m on a turnover of £24m. Clarkson, who reportedly earns around £1m for presenting Top Gear, owns 30% of Bedder 6 and as a result will have collected £479,000 from his share of the company's £1.59m dividend. He also received a £350,000 fee for "payment for services".
Ben Collins has been accused by Clarkson and Wilman of being greedy.
Perhaps it is time for a female Stig?