The BBC has suspended highly paid and popular TV host Jeremy Clarkson after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a Top Gear producer.
A BBC spokesman provided the following statement "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."
It has been previously reported that Clarkson received a ‘final warning’ from the BBC last year after being involved in a string of incidents in recent years. It will be interesting to see if this latest incident will be the final straw for the British Broadcaster.
While ratings have declined in Australia. Top Gear is still hugely profitable for the BBC with distribution and marketing deals around the world.
Top Gear airs in Australia ‘Express from the UK’ via BBC Knowledge on Foxtel and Fetch TV. Two episodes remain of the current series.
This week’s episode was set to feature the trio of Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May getting to grips with classic cars like the Fiat 124 Spider, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet.