Jeremy Clarkson suspension report due next week
An internal report into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is to be handed over to BBC’s director general next week.
The internal investigation into Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension, following a “fracas” with a producer, will be considered by Tony Hall next week.
Director of BBC Scotland, Ken MacQuarrie, who is leading the investigation, “is now considering the evidence”, a BBC spokesperson said.
“Once this has been considered, we will set out any further steps.”
“The BBC will not be offering further commentary until then,” the spokesperson concluded.
Jeremy Clarkson, 54, was suspended from Top Gear on March 10, following an alleged altercation with producer Oisin Tymon.
Oisin Tymon did not file a formal complaint and it is understood Jeremy Clarkson reported the incident himself.
A lawyer for Oisin Tymon said his client “intends to await the outcome of the BBC investigation and will make no comment until that investigation is complete”.
All remaining shows in the current series were pulled following the incident.
Top Gear is one of the BBC’s most popular and profitable TV shows, with an estimated global audience of 350 million.
The show’s success is largely attributed to Jeremy Clarkson, who has appeared on the show since 1988.
An online petition calling for Jeremy Clarkson’s reinstatement – set up by political blogger Guido Fawkes – has accrued more than 975,000 signatures since the presenter’s suspension.
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