Top gear final scenes to be screened soon

The final scenes recorded by Jeremy Clarkson for Top Gear will be screened later this year, the boss of BBC2 says.

The footage was shot prior to Clarkson’s suspension over an altercation with a producer and will likely go to air this summer.

The TV host was suspended by the BBC amid an internal investigation into the attack on producer Oisin Tymon.

His contract was subsequently not renewed, with BBC director-general Tony Hall saying a “line has been crossed”.

North Yorkshire Police said that following its own investigation Clarkson would not face further police action over the incident.

Ms Shillinglaw said that while she will “definitely” look at appointing a female host to replace Clarkson, she added it is “not a driving priority”.

In his column in The Sun newspaper on Saturday, Clarkson admitted he would “miss” presenting the show.

“Heartfelt thanks to all those who have written to say how much they will miss me on Top Gear,” he wrote. “It’s not as much, however, as I’ll miss being there.”

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Jeremy Clarkson set to appear on a rebranded show

Jeremy Clarkson is set to appear again on stage with Richard Hammond and James May, with whom he presented the BBC’s Top Gear.

A deal has been done to fulfil a series of live shows that were planned before the presenter was dropped from the show for hitting a producer.

The gigs will be stripped of all BBC branding and content and will be called Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

BBC Worldwide said it had agreed the tour could continue “so as to not disappoint fans”.

A spokesman called it “a sensible approach in the circumstances as thousands of people around the world had already bought tickets.

The shows will take place in venues around the world including Australia, Norway, South Africa and the UK.

Live shows that were due to take place in Stavanger, Norway earlier this month have been re-scheduled to 20 and 21 June.

A Top Gear Festival planned for Sydney in April will instead become an indoor arena show.

The live show dates are:

  • 22 – 24 May – Belfast
  • 5 – 7 June – Sheffield
  • 13 – 14 June – South Africa
  • 20-21 June – Norway
  • 28 – 29 November – London O2

Clarkson was dropped by the BBC earlier this month following a “fracas” with a Top Gear producer.

There is no news yet as to whether fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond will return to the show.

BBC viewership affected by Jeremy’s suspension

BBC’s decision to postpone the remaining episodes of Top Gear has seen it lose millions of viewers and receive thousands of complaints.

The latest episodes which were to be aired on Sunday night were replaced by a Red Arrows documentary which pulled in just one million viewers – compared to the five million who regularly tune in for the popular motoring show.

The BBC has refused to say how many viewers have contacted it about its decision to suspend Jeremy Clarkson and postpone the remaining episodes but it is believed to be in the thousands.

Communications watchdog Ofcom said it had received more than 100 complaints, with a spokesman saying it will take no action as it “can only assess a breach of the broadcasting code if a show has actually aired”.

The BBC’s inquiry into Clarkson’s Top Gear “fracas” has started – less than a week since it announced the presenter was suspended after allegedly punching producer Oisiin Tymon after filming for the show during a row over a hot meal at a hotel.

A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC’s position is the one we set out in a statement last week. We have an investigation led by Ken MacQuarrie to establish the facts and people should wait for the outcome of that.”

Jeremy Clarkson hints at exiting Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has hinted he may leave Top Gear, following his suspension from the programme for an alleged “fracas” with a producer.

This information was gathered from an article he wrote in his regular Sun newspaper column.

Clarkson described himself as a “dinosaur”, and said that the day comes when you “wave goodbye to big monsters and move on”.

An internal disciplinary inquiry is due to be held into the incident.

This is not the first time that Jeremy has been caught up in a controversy that has seen him suspended.

Over 600k people sign petition to bring back Jeremy Clarkson

After being suspended over a “fracas”, Top gear’s Jeremy Clarkson’s fans signed a petition to have him reinstated.

The petition was started by a blogger and has so far garnered over 600,000 signatures.

The Sunday edition of U.K. motoring program holds a Guinness record for the most-watched factual program in the world.

The BBC said the two final episodes in the series may be dropped as well, and a petition was started Tuesday, as at now the petition dubbed “Freedom to fracas” stands at over 600,000.

As for the “fracas” media reports said Clarkson allegedly hit a producer over a lack of catering, while filming them show on location.

This isn’t the first time for him to be caught up in controversy.