BBC to fire Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson

2015-03-25 08:29

Cape Town – The BBC will fire the controversial Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) today according to the British press, and will say that physical violence will not be tolerated.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the British public broadcaster will sack Jeremy Clarkson after a BBC investigation found that he did assault a producer in a physical fight over preferred food not being available at the end of a day of shooting.

The BBC will thank Jeremy Clarkson who was suspended on 10 March for his Top Gear contribution and say that behaviour like assault won’t be tolerated. The announcement is to be made by Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC.

According to an internal BBC investigation Jeremy Clarkson verbally abused a producer for almost half an hour before physically assaulting him.

It’s not clear whether Jeremy Clarkson’s co-presenters, Richard Hammond and James May, will continue with Top Gear since their contracts will run out soon.

Top Gear is shown in 215 countries worldwide, including in South Africa on BBC Entertainment where an upcoming Top Gear Live show is also set to take place, with the show earning around £50m for the BBC annually.

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