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TV Host Suspended Over ‘Fracas’; Show Goes Dark

Mar 10, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A host of a popular TV show was suspended from the show and an investigation is taking place following what has been described as a “fracas” between the host and a producer.

BBC News reports that Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from the show “Top Gear,” which airs in the U.S. on BBC America. The show is going off the air for the time being.

Clarkson, 54, who hosts the show along with Richard Hammond and James May, was suspended “pending an investigation,” BBC said.

The broadcaster said: “No one else has been suspended. ‘Top Gear’ will not be broadcast this Sunday.”

“Clarkson was given what he called his ‘final warning’ last May after claims he used a racist word while filming the popular BBC motoring show,” the BBC News report notes. “At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be sacked if he made ‘one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time.'”

The broadcaster did not provide further details on the latest incident, and reps for Clarkson had not responded to requests for comment.

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2 Comments

  1. Is it safe to say that he, “Said one more offensive remark anywhere and at any time…?”

  2. Innocent until proven guilty? Apparently not. IF, IF, he punched the producer for no valid reason, then he should be suspended. But a lot of time, effort, and I’m sure, BBC money went into the filming of those final episodes. They should be aired.

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