Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson’s contract with the TV station would not be renewed after the end of his current contract.
According to Tony Hall, the Director-General of BBC, Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson’s contract with the TV station would not be renewed after the end of his current contract.
This is coming weeks after Clarkson punched the producer of the TV show, Oisin Tymon, in the face and swore at him referring to him as ‘Lazy’ and ‘Irish.’
After a thorough investigation by Ken MacQuarrie, the management of the company announced that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed.
In Hall’s statement, the main facts were not disputed by parties involved and the decision of the management of BBC would most likely divide the opinions of viewers of the popular show.
In his words, “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.
"I am grateful to Ken MacQuarrie for the thorough way he has conducted an investigation of the incident on 4th March. Given the obvious and very genuine public interest in this I am publishing the findings of his report. I take no pleasure in doing so. I am only making them public so people can better understand the background. I know how popular the programme is and I also know that this decision will divide opinion. The main facts are not disputed by those involved.
The BBC must now look to renew Top Gear for 2016. This will be a big challenge and there is no point in pretending otherwise. I have asked Kim Shillinglaw to look at how best we might take this forward over the coming months. I have also asked her to look at how we put out the last programmes in the current series,” Hall disclosed.