The BBC has revealed that it won’t be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, but who wants Top Gear without Clarkson?
The famous presenter and journalist was suspended last month pending an investigation into alleged assault charges against one of the shows’ producers, Oisin Tymon.
Clarkson put Tymon in hospital – who knew the old man had it in him – and the BBC just couldn’t let that sh*t slide.
In a public statement earlier today, Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general highlighted some of the main points as to why the big man was fired.
Said Hall: “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract.
It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.
Given the obvious and very genuine public interest in this I am publishing the findings of his report. I take no pleasure in doing so. I am only making them public so people can better understand the background. I know how popular the programme is and I also know that this decision will divide opinion. The main facts are not disputed by those involved.”
The attack against Oisin left the poor guy thinking he’d lost his job, but Clarkson’s luck seems to have run out.
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