BBC Cuts Ties With ‘Top Gear’ Host Jeremy Clarkson

Move Follows Suspension for Allegedly Punching Producer
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BBC has severed ties with Jeremy Clarkson, the host of its popular motor series Top Gear.

“It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract,” said Tony Hall, BBC’s director-general, in a statement. “It is not a decision I have taken lightly.”

Clarkson was suspended earlier this month for throwing a punch at Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon. The decision comes after an investigation led by BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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