Did Jeremy Clarkson just get Sacked from Top Gear !?


It appears that Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has just been suspended by the BBC ‘following a fracas’ with a producer.

An investigation will take place into the alleged incident and no one else has been suspended, besides Jeremy the corporation said.

It also said the latest episode of Top Gear would not be broadcast this Sunday.

‘The BBC will be making no further comment at this time’, it added.

Clarkson, who has been involved in a number of high-profile gaffes in recent years, was put on what the corporation called his final warning in 2014.

That followed claims he used the n-word while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe during filming of the BBC2 programme.

Clarkson said he was ‘horrified’ that it sounded as though he used racist language in the out-take, which was not broadcast.

In a video released online last May, he said he had made every effort to make sure he did not use the slur, but realised it might have sounded as though he had.

This Sunday’s episode was set to feature Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May getting to grips with classic cars such as a Fiat 124 Spider, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet.

They were set to take to the road and end up at a classic track day, while ex-England footballer Gary Lineker was the ‘star in a reasonably priced car’.

Lineker tweeted: ‘I don’t think I’m ever meant to appear on Top Gear!’

Executive producer Andy Wilman described 2014 as ‘an annus horribilis’ for the show.

As well as the race row that resulted in Clarkson’s final warning, Top Gear was also censured by Ofcom for breaching broadcasting rules after Clarkson used a ‘racial’ term during the programme’s Burma special, which had aired in March 2014.

In the episode where he and his co-presenters built a bridge over a Burmese river, Clarkson was found to have used the word ‘slope’ to describe an Asian man.

As a man walked across the bridge, Clarkson said: ‘That’s a proud moment but there’s a slope on it.’

In Argentina, the motoring show sparked a near-riot while filming.

The crew was forced to flee the country after trouble erupted when it emerged they were using a Porsche with the registration number H982 FKL, which some people suggested could refer to the Falklands conflict of 1982.

Clarkson previously faced a storm of protest from mental health charities after he branded people who throw themselves under trains as ‘selfish’.

And he was forced to apologise for telling BBC1’s The One Show that striking workers should be shot.

In 2012, Clarkson was found to have breached BBC guidelines by comparing a Japanese car to people with growths on their faces.

Earlier this year, the corporation’s director-general Tony Hall defended Top Gear as offering ‘a different voice’ to viewers.

– Source: SkyNews.com.au

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