Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear live shows cancelled in Norway after presenter suspended by BBC

The disgraced Top Gear presenter is waiting to her whether he will face disciplinary action for allegedly punching a producer on set

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Top Gear Live shows due to be held in Norway this month have been cancelled as Jeremy Clarkson waits to hear whether he will face disciplinary action for allegedly punching a member of the programme’s staff.

Four performances in Stavanger, due to be held on 27 and 28 March, were called off, The Guardian newspaper reported. About 18,000 tickets, costing up to £100, for the shows had been sold.

A spokesman for the event said: “Top Gear Live regrets to inform ticket holders for next week’s shows in Stavanger, Norway, that we will be postponing all four performances, with rescheduled dates for later this year to be confirmed within the next fortnight.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause fans and we will endeavour to contact all ticket holders directly to inform them of the change of date.”

 

The BBC’s inquiry into a “fracas” involving Mr Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon in a hotel – apparently over a lack of hot food following a day’s shooting – is expected to deliver its findings in the next few days.

Top Gear Live, which is run by BBC Worldwide and Brand Events, is due to be held in Sydney next month, followed by Belfast in May, Sheffield and Johannesburg in June and London in November.

The spokesman said that “at present” other dates would “run as scheduled”.

Mr Clarkson has appeared in all the Live shows, although co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond have missed some.

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