Jeremy Clarkson gives first BBC interview since Top Gear sacking on Chris Evans show

The presenter was dismissed by the broadcaster in March

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Jeremy Clarkson has returned to the BBC for the first time since he was sacked as the host Top Gear following a violent altercation with a show producer.

The presenter appears on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 this morning, where he is expected to discuss future plans as well as his departure.

 “It's the first interview he's given, since parting company with the BBC, as far as Top Gear is concerned,” Evans said of the interview earlier this week.

“And we will be talking about what's going on with him now and Richard Hammond and James May as well - and what perhaps could be going on in the future.”


The broadcaster reached a decision not to renew the presenter’s contract after an investigation concluded he punched Oisin Tymon following a row over catering arrangements.

The inquiry, led by BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie, concluded that Clarkson verbally abused Tymon for 20 minutes before launching a 30-second physical assault on the producer at a luxury Yorkshire hotel.

The BBC vowed that the show, which generates an estimated £50 million a year, would continue with a new presenter line-up.

Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond and James May are in the process of creating their own version of the popular car show away from the broadcaster.