'Top Gear' Host Jeremy Clarkson Suspended by BBC Following "Fracas" With Producer
The controversial presenter was told in 2014 that he was on his "last warning."
The BBC’s Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending investigation "following a fracas with a BBC producer," according to the U.K. public broadcaster.
The BBC added that its flagship motoring show would not air as scheduled on Sunday.
There has been no word on the actual incident involved or who the producer in question was, but the move comes after a series of controversial situations involving Clarkson, including claims he used a racist term and a major run-in with authorities in Argentina. He was told in 2014 he was on his "final warning” and would be fired should he make “one more offensive remark, anywhere at any time."
“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,” the BBC said in a statement Tuesday.