Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Suspended by BBC

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It seems that the raw and candid personality that has made Jeremy Clarkson such a big part of the success of Top Gear has now put him on thin ice with BBC.

The popular TV host, known for his often controversial remarks, has been suspended by the British network for an alleged “fracas” with one of Top Gear’s producers. Fueling matters is the fact that the BBC had already issued Clarkson a final warning for allegedly using the N-word last May while filming an episode of Top Gear, to which he later issued an apology, as highlighted in this video.

The latest incident has clearly made things worse.

“Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation,” a BBC statement read. “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.”

News of Clarkson’s suspension comes only weeks after the airing of one of Top Gear’s big reviews of the Z06, one of a long list of glowing accolades the C7 has gotten from the BBC show. Now fans are left wondering if that Z06 spotlight might have been one of his last with the network.

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