Top Gear special draws complaints

A Top Gear special filmed in India has been branded "disgusting" in a complaint to the BBC from Indian diplomats.

The diplomats labelled several scenes as offensive, including one showing the team fitting a toilet into the boot of a car, which Jeremy Clarkson said was "perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots".

Also named were scenes in which the team secured banners bearing slogans such as "British IT is good for your company" and "eat English muffins" to the side of a train, which became obscene after being ripped in two.

Clarkson, whose actions on the show frequently draw complaints, also appeared in the 90-minute special demonstrating how to use a Corby trouser press, wearing only his boxers.

Raja Sekhar from the Indian High Commission in London said: "They ran down the whole society, culture and people. It's really disgusting.

"We have a very close relationship with and respect for the BBC. The BBC is probably more admired in India than in England so we feel a bit let down."

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