BBC suspends Jeremy Clarkson

2015-03-11 00:00

TOP Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC “following a fracas” with a producer.

The corporation said yesterday the presenter had been suspended “pending an investigation”.

“No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast [in the UK] this Sunday,” it said.

“The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

Sky News reported that Clarkson was put on what was called his final warning last year.

That followed a racism row after claims he used the n-word while reciting the counting rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe during filming of the popular motoring programme that is shown around the world.

Clarkson said he was “horrified” that it sounded as though he used racist language.

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