Only days after he seemed to infer that his former BBC co-commentator had irritated him with “gormless questions” during their stint together in the commentary box, Martin Brundle has denied that he had any kind of “personality clash” – or even a “cross word” – with Jonathan Legard.
Legard’s contract was not renewed by the BBC at the end of a three-year stint with the TV network, and he has been replaced by thirteen-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard. There was a popular belief that it was Brundle – believed to wield considerable influence at the BBC – who had lobbied for a change in the commentary box due to their apparent lack of on-air chemistry.
Comments made during several on-stage appearances at last week’s AUTOSPORT International Motor Show would seem to support this belief [see separate story – click here], but Brundle has taken to Twitter to try and set this record straight:
Legard has not offered any comment as yet.
[Original image via BBC]