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UPDATE: He's now Fired -- Clarkson Suspend by BBC

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Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC after what it called a "fracas" with a producer.

Sources said he was accused of hitting the producer in an incident last week, and the remaining three episodes of the current series might not be broadcast.

The BBC confirmed one episode - due for broadcast on Sunday - would not be shown, but gave few further details.

Clarkson, 54, has not commented, but has been joking on social media about films that could replace Sunday's show.

He was given what he called his "final warning" last May after claims he used a racist word during filming.

At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be sacked if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".

In a statement earlier, the BBC 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."

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040?ocid=socialflow_facebook

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It'll be well over 1million by the weekend I'm sure


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Things aren't looking too promising, he wrote in his latest column in the Sun that he wants to quit the BBC and move on.


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http%3A%2F%2Fhss-prod.hss.aol.com%2Fhss%Jeremy Clarkson's career with the BBC is expected to end tomorrow, as a new report indicates that BBC Director-General Tony Hall will fire the host.

Continue reading Report claims BBC will fire Jeremy Clarkson Wednesday

Report claims BBC will fire Jeremy Clarkson Wednesday originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Yep. Lots 'could' be ignored ... physical assault was too much. Particularly with them under so much scrutiny after turning a blind eye to Saville for so many years. I expect the bosses at BBC are a lot more upset at the firing than Clarkson himself is... particularly since he sold his stake in the show.



I'm hard pressed to believe he didn't do this deliberately to get out. The ones I feel sorry for are the workers. Both Hamster and Cap't Slow have enough fame that they'll not lack for work when the show dies ... but the people behind the scenes .. nothing for them.


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:agreed: Prof



The BBC will lose a lot of money in firing JC. I think the worst part is the ending for the fans too, this is not how I imagined a show that has gone on as long as it did would end and on such a sour note.


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Seems like May and Hammond might be choosing to leave (which I thought they would):



>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6cfFnBNELs


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And now the higher ups at BBC are tossing about that he might be allowed back.


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And now the higher ups at BBC are tossing about that he might be allowed back.

What? I didn't read this. Ughhh... Stop toying with my heart BBC

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http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32062579




Now that the BBC has shown that they're strong and tough on their stars (Saville) the lawyers will come in and Clarkson will probably have to undergo some anger management class, host (free) some schoolroom talks about how violence is bad, and maybe even have to do a show with Oprah or Whoopie. Then when he's suitably reformed, they'll invite him back.


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Interesting. I really had a feeling that BBC wouldn't give up the cashcow that is TopGear.



If I was Clarkson, I don't know if I would go back


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An offer to defect?


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I think they already did a show on iron curtain cars, didn't they?


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Clarkson would get shot in Russia


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Well, remember ... he did do a really nice piece when they were in Crimea. Spoke glowingly about the sub pens.


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True and he didn't get shot when he was in St. Petersburg at the beginning of this season with that Hover Van. I just think long exposure, something is going to happen, like always :lol:


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Latest Top Gear update: Their new host can't drive and talk at the same time. Good thing he doesn't have to use a cell phone.

 

 

https://uk.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/136737895564/top-gear-in-crisis-as-chris-evans-struggles-to

 

Oh, and he's already wrecked a brand new Jag.

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Yeah, BBC Top Gear is dead to me now. I don't think it'll do well at all with Evans

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