It seems that being a bully does occasionally have repercussions in the media world, as Jeremy Clarkson has just found out.

Clarkson's latest high-profile controversy was last month, when his newspaper column in The Sun saw him refer to Megan Markle as someone he 'hated on a cellular level'.

He went on to draw parallels between Markle and 'Game of Thrones' character Cersei Lannister by saying that he lies awake at night "dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain, while the crowds chant 'Shame!' and throw lumps of excrement at her."

He apologised following the uproar, which saw him tweet that he was sorry that people didn't get "a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones" - with many claiming that it didn't go far enough.

Now, he has posted a new apology on Instagram, claiming that the column was written in a hurry, and that the various networks and TV services that he works for -- including Amazon - were 'incandescent' over the comments,.

However, it has not stopped Amazon from dropping both 'The Grand Tour' and 'Clarkson's Farm', with Variety reporting that the streaming service will not be working with him beyond the seasons of both shows that have already been commissioned.

This means that 'Clarkson's Farm' is set to end with its third season in 2024, and 'The Grand Tour' will also finish with four special episodes next year.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan issued a statement that clarified that Clarkson had emailed Harry, not Meghan, with a private apology on Christmas Day.

"On Dec. 25, 2022, Mr. Clarkson wrote solely to Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. The contents of his correspondence were marked Private and Confidential," it read. "While a new public apology has been issued today by Mr. Clarkson, what remains to be addressed is his long-standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories, and misogyny. Unless each of his other pieces were also written ‘in a hurry,’ as he states, it is clear that this is not an isolated incident shared in haste, but rather a series of articles shared in hate."