I think the verb admire usually takes an object, like 'I admire him.' But, in the sentence below, there seems no object of the admire. The audio sounds the same as the script to me. If it is a mistake, it's strange that the narrator didn't notice that the script is wrong.
You mustn't mind your Uncle Joss. Some people find him strange at first, but he is very respected here. Just yesterday he told me that a man stopped and told him how much he admired. https://www.bbc.com/learningenglish/tigrinya/features/drama/jamaica-ep-02
Am I right? If so, is that an usual expression? And, which is the correct meaning of the 'how much he admired'?
- how much the man admired Joss
- how much Joss was admired