Jeremy Clarkson jokes with reporters that he’s “off to the Job Centre” after being suspended for allegedly getting into a fight with a producer over food.
Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC after it was alleged that he punched a producer.
Th 54 year old millionaire is alleged to have “smacked” the producer due to their being insufficient food on the Top Gear set.
Jeremy Clarkson’s co-presenter, James May has said that Clarkson too part in a “bit of a dust up” over the meal.
A Change.org petition, “Bring Back Clarkson” has over half a million signatures.
The petition is Change.org’s biggest ever petition, beating far more worthy causes.
Unrepentant Top Gear presenter joked with journalists today that he was “off to the job centre”.
Remaining episodes of current Top Gear season have been scrapped.
Top gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson joked with journalists today as he left his home that he was “off to the job centre”. This comes in the wake of his suspension from the BBC after it is alleged that he got into a physical altercation with a producer on Top Gear over the lack of food on set.
Clarkson, 54, is being subjected to an internal investigation after it is alleged that he punched Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, 36. He is said to have “smacked” Tymon in the face after being told that hot food would not be provided after filming had wrapped for the day in Newcastle.
So far, over half a million Clarkson supporters have digitally signed an online petition on Change.org, demanding that Jeremy Clarkson is reinstated by the bosses at the BBC. In the Clarkson spirit of causing offense, his supporters have been using the hashtag #jesuisClarkson, comparing the recent tragic murder of innocent civilians in Paris with the firing of an arrogant, aging, racist millionaire who allegedly punches people when he’s hungry.
Jeremy Clarkson said today he was ‘off to the Job Centre’ after the BBC suspended him for allegedly punching a producer in a fight over food.
Jeremy Clarkson’s also-ran co-presenter, James May, today admitted that Clarkson had been involved in a “bit of a dust up” as a result of the lack of warm food and mentioned that a punch may have been thrown but insisted that the so-called “fracas” was not serious.
As Jeremy Clarkson is on his “final warning”, following an incident of racism, it comes as no surprise that the BBC has announced that Top Gear will not be aired on Sunday and that the remaining episodes of the current series may be cancelled as well.
Clarkson’s contract with the BBC expires this month and there are rumours that he is considering quitting Top Gear and the BBC even if he is cleared of assaulting his co-worker.
A source told the Radio Times the the final three episodes of this season of Top Gear have been pulled, adding:
‘Can I see him going back to film another BBC series? I don’t think so. But he’ll be fine. The other broadcasters will bite his arm off.’
Jeremy Clarkson to leave BBC
In the wake of the “fracas”, Clarkson’s future at the BBC is precarious but sources have said that ITV might be preparing to lure Clarkson away, which may spark a bidding war with Sky.
Clarkson may even be prepared to walk out on Top Gear within the coming few days, as his contract with the BBC – worth many millions of pounds – will come to an end at the end of the month.
Jeremy Clarkson, along with his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May were understood to have been just days away from signing a new contract with the BBC before the alleged incident occurred, resulting in Jeremy Clarkson being suspended from the BBC.
One rumour about Jeremy Clarkson’s replacement, if he is to leave the BBC, is that Chris Evans is an early favourite to replace him on the motoring show, Top Gear.
The director-general of the BBC, Tony Hall, said today that there was an ongoing investigation into the alleged incident and that he was himself a fan of Top Gear.