On Wednesday, the BBC confirmed the Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson had been dropped as a presenter from the popular motoring show.
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BBC director general Tony Hall said in the statement confirming the decision that a “line had been crossed” after Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon had to go to A&E following a “physical altercation”.
“I cannot condone what has happened on this occasion. A member of staff – who is a completely innocent party – took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature. For me a line has been crossed,” he said.
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