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Report: Jeremy Clarkson to be sacked as Top Gear presenter by BBC

PinkNews.co.uk Staff Writer March 24, 2015
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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson will be sacked by the BBC following allegations that he punched a producer, the Daily Telegraph reports.

A petition set up by Guido Fawkes blogger on Change.org to bring back Clarkson has been signed over one million times.

Clarkson had already been warned after accusations of racism and other offensive content, and last year Danny Cohen, the BBC’s director of television, ordered an investigation into the show. It is understood that Chris Evans is being considered as the next host.

Clarkson has been accused of homophobia in the past.

He apologised last year for a tweet he sent containing a picture of himself with a sign saying “gay c*nt”.

Clarkson tweeted the image featuring fellow Top Gear host James May, along with the caption “Sadly, I fell asleep on the plane.

Piers Morgan tweeted to criticise the Top Gear presenter for the tweet, noting his “flabby neck”.

In 2010, Clarkson was criticised for appearing on the show with Alistair Campbell, and in a scene which was deleted saying: “I demand the right not to be bummed.”

Last week, Evan Davis asked the panelists at the PinkNews Debate who they thought should be the new host with some amusing results.

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