Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the show following an argument with a producer.

A BBC statement said: “Following a fracas with a BBC producer Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended.

“Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

BBC News has since reported that the rest of the programmes in the current season of Top Gear will also be dropped.

It’s the latest controversy surrounding Clarkson, following a long line of allegations and complaints over the years.

The presenter is believed to be under a final warning over his behaviour on the popular TV show.

Political commentator Guido Fawkes has since launched an online petition to ‘bring back Clarkson’. It has already been signed by more than 120,000 people.

Several newspapers are also running polls asking whether the BBC should have suspended Clarkson or not. More than 41,000 have already voted on the Daily Telegraph poll – and more than three in four say the BBC should not have suspended Clarkson.

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  • Peter Lewis

    About time as well, he has become to full of himself over the past few seasons of the ever popular show.
    We know he receives a much higher salary than either May or Richard Hammond, and in effect, its his own show to do what he wants to do.

    For the BBC to actually cancel a prime televised episode must be pretty serious.

    Its shown throughout the World and makes many millions for the BBC.

    As soon as the show returns to its roots, and tests everyday cars that the ordinary person will buy, then its future will be uncertain.

    Come on BBC, give us a Top Gear with none of the antics or upsetting people deliberately.

    I still watch it, but feel annoyed that very few normal vehicles of importance ever get tested or shown on the show.

  • Snooze

    I could care less about cars; I watch the show because of the ridiculous challenges and the hosts. Clarkson is a caricature character, an Alf Garnett/Archie Bunker who serves as a perfect Devil’s Advocate opposite May and Hammond.

    He insults and mocks himself constantly, and appears to have taken the occasions when someone has physically assaulted him with humor. If the big orangutan doesn’t take himself terribly seriously, I don’t see why anyone else should. Let the producer have a nice swipe at him with a messy object of choice and leave it at that.