Well-known car guy and host of the internationally famous BBC show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended and the show has been pulled. The first report of this came from The Independent and was quickly followed by a short statement from the BBC over the decision. According to the BBC a pending investigation is underway in relation to Clarkson having a scuffle or as they eloquently put it “fracas” with one of the show producers.
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson suspended by the BBC "following a fracas" with a producer http://t.co/39kp9v8jMC
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 10, 2015
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the TV host has been in hot water with the BBC. Just last year the Mirror UK reported that during the filming of an episode, Clarkson had use a racist term while chanting “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe… catch a n***** by his toe.” That incident put the host on strict probation with the final warning being that if he doesn’t mind his words and actions that he would be fired. Well it seems that such might be the case now as Clarkson is not one to be known for being on his best behavior.
The unfortunate suspension and pulling of the latest episode (slated for this Sunday), means that millions of Top Gear fans worldwide will having nothing to look forward to this weekend. Never since Clarkson who has fronted the successful automotive-lifestyle show since 2002 has this happened, leaving many confused as to what the future holds – both as gear heads and fans. Clarkson has remained fairly silent on social media in regards to his difference in opinion with producers, however just last month Clarkson posted on Twitter that a “new presenter for Top Gear” was wanted. Could this be real?
Wanted: new presenter for Top Gear. Applicant should be old, badly dressed and pedantic but capable of getting to work on time.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) February 25, 2015
It’s truly unfortunate the way things have come to be, but it is safe to say that it is for the better. Clarkson although highly loved by fans and respected by colleagues, has always been known one to ruffle feathers. Sadly, this could be the curtain dropping on him and the show – because as we all know, without Jeremy Clarkson, there is no Top Gear.