According to various reports circulating in the British press this morning, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will be fired from his job by the BBC later today after a “fracus” with a shows producer.
Reports say that BBC head Lord Tony Hall will make the announcement sometime later today after an internal investigation found that Clarkson had an altercation with producer Oisin Tymon. It is believed that Tymon was verbally abused by Clarkson for 20 minutes after the Top Gear star was told that a nearby restaurant had stopped serving food, after which Clarkson reportedly physically assaulted the producer for approximately 30 seconds. Clarkson who is no stranger to controversy has been suspended by the BBC after the incident took place earlier this month, the move has resulted in the show’s current season being cancelled.
However the report also states that the show will apparently continue on BBC2, despite Clarkson’s sacking, with rumours circulating that BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and Ferrari 250 GTO owner Chris Evans possibly replacing Clarkson. Although there is no word on whether current co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May will be replaced.