TV presenter Jeremy Stansfield wins damages against the BBC after an infringement suit

TV presenter Jeremy Stansfield has received £ 1.6million in damages following a legal battle with the BBC.

Jeremy was injured after participating in “crash tests” on the BBC series “Bang Goes The Theory”.


Jeremy on the BBC show Bang Goes The Theory (Image: BBC)

What happened to Jeremy Stansfield in Bang Goes The Theory?

In court, Mr. Stansfield said he injured his spine and brain while “crash testing” a specially designed device on the show in 2013.

He claimed he had lost up to £ 30 million in future earnings.

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However, the BBC had denied his claims.

Justice Yip passed her verdict today (Friday October 1st) following a trial earlier this year.

Jeremy Stansfield on Bang Goes Theory on the BBC
Jeremy is a “crash test dummy” on the show (Credit: BBC)

What the judge said about the Jeremy Stansfield case

The judge said, “I found that the plaintiff sustained an injury to his brain, spine and audio-vestibular system during the crash tests.

“Although none of the physical injuries were particularly serious, the combined effect, along with a psychiatric response, caused a constellation of symptoms and problems that significantly impaired the plaintiff’s ability to function.

“The result was that the plaintiff’s successful television career derailed and his joie de vivre was generally restricted.”

Liz Bonnin presented Bang Goes The Theory with Jeremy Stansfield
Liz Bonnin was co-host (Credit: BBC)

Jeremy Stansfield: What was Bang Goes Theory about?

Bang Goes The Theory aired on BBC One from 2009 to 2014, and alongside Jeremy Stansfield – known as Jem Stansfield – were Liz Bonnin, Dallas Campbell and Dr. Yan Wong.

From the seventh series, Maggie Philbin replaced Dallas.

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The show took a hands-on approach to testing our scientific theories and how science shapes our world.

With this hands-on approach, Jem and Liz often took part in demonstrations and challenges.

In a clip on YouTube, Jeremy Stansfield was seen doing crash test dummy tests.

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