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:
No @BBC_TopGear makes this Sunday THE sad Sunday. :(— Super User (@Superb_User) March 15, 2015
Having to watch The Voice as there is no Top Gear on is worse than cutting my own balls off!— Chris Smith (@kicksmithy) March 15, 2015
No top gear ruins Sunday's— BenGr (@greeno_99) March 15, 2015
No @BBC_TopGear. What a crap Sunday— Paul King (@zoostationuk) March 15, 2015
A change.org 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.
No ep tonight but the seven episodes of #TopGear shown have been the top 7 most watched programmes across the whole of BBC2 so far this yr.— UK TV Ratings (@TVRatingsUK) March 15, 2015
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.