Top Gear fans vent anger after no Sunday night episode on BBC2: 'Life is worse than when I broke my back'

The BBC has pulled three episodes of the popular series following presenter Jeremy Clarkson's dismissal after a 'fracas' on set

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Top Gear fans were about as angry as their favourite presenter last night after realising the BBC had pulled the latest episode of the series.

Those tuning in at 8pm to catch the petrol heads found a repeat of Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble airing on BBC2 instead.

The BBC has pulled three episodes of the current Top Gear series following the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson last week after a “fracas” with a producer on set.

True Top Gear fans found a way around the issue by tuning into the India special on Dave, while others couldn’t help but vent their frustration:

A petition to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson has received close to 1m signatures as Top Gear fans rallied to support the presenter following his dismissal from the BBC last week.


Clarkson allegedly punched producer Oisin Tymon on set last week, reportedly calling him a “lazy, Irish c***” after a “40 minute rant” about the lack of hot food on set.

Sunday Times columnist AA Gill yesterday defended his old friend Clarkson, who he said rang BBC director of TV Danny Cohen immediately after the incident to confess.

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