Top Gear cancelled this Sunday as Jeremy Clarkson suspended from BBC

The controversial presenter was suspended following a 'fracas' with a producer

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There will be no episode of Top Gear this coming Sunday 15 March, following Jeremy Clarkson's suspension from the BBC.

The controversial TV presenter had been on a final warning from the broadcaster following accusations for racism but was punished today after an alleged "fracas" with a producer on the show.

"Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation," a BBC statement read. "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."

Further details of the incident remain unknown at present.


Danny Cohen, BBC director of television, ordered a sweeping internal investigation into Top Gear last year amid concerns about racism and offensive gaffes on the popular series.

The most recent outrage came during the Patagonia special when Clarkson and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May were forced to leave Argentina after locals believed a number plate they were using on a Porsche was a deliberately provocative reference to the 1982 Falklands War.

Clarkson made more than £14 million from Top Gear in 2012 after a BBC move to take full control of the hit series' production company.