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Top Gear cancelled as Jeremy Clarkson is suspended from the BBC following producer ‘fracas’

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC following a dispute with one of the corporation’s producers.

Although little is known about what actually happened during the altercation, petrolhead Clarkson has been suspended from the broadcaster and it will not be airing Top Gear on Sunday as a result.

The BBC said: “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation.

“No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."

This is the latest controversy involving the presenter, who was last in trouble in Argentina after he was found to be driving a car bearing the registration H982 FKL, an apparent reference to the Falklands war of 1982.

In a further blow to Clarkson, his long-time adversary Piers Morgan offered to fill his position on Top Gear.