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The BBC has just announced that it will not renew clarksons contract..

Top gear will be back in 2016

Top gear generates £50M per year for the BBC (£100M says the stig)

Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after a physical altercation with a producer, the BBC's director general Tony Hall has said.
Lord Hall said he had "not taken this decision lightly" and recognised it would "divide opinion".
However, he added "a line has been crossed" and he "cannot condone what has happened on this occasion".
Clarkson was suspended on 10 March, following what was called a "fracas" with Oisin Tymon in a Yorkshire hotel.
The row was said to have occurred because no hot food was provided for him following a day's filming.
An internal investigation began last week, led by Ken MacQuarrie, the director of BBC Scotland.
It found that Mr Tymon took himself to hospital after he was subject to an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack".
"During the physical attack Oisin Tymon was struck, resulting in swelling and bleeding to his lip. The verbal abuse was sustained over a longer period, both at the time of the physical attack and subsequently."
The verbal abuse "contained the strongest expletives and threats to sack" Mr Tymon, who believed he had lost his job, Mr MacQuarrie noted in his report.
The "physical attack lasted around 30 seconds and was halted by the intervention of a witness," he added.
Mr Tymon did not file a formal complaint and it is understood Clarkson reported himself to BBC bosses after the incident on 4 March, 2015.
After that, the BBC's director of television, Danny Cohen, felt he had no choice but to suspend the presenter pending an investigation.
The decision caused an outpouring of support from Top Gear fans, with more than a million people signing an online petition to reinstate him.
'Extraordinary contribution'

Announcing his decision, Lord Hall said Clarkson's dismissal was unavoidable after "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. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations."
However, he added: "This decision should in no way detract from the extraordinary contribution that Jeremy Clarkson has made to the BBC. I have always personally been a great fan of his work and Top Gear."
 
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Won't be the same without the usual gang. But saying that the format was getting a bit tired.

Imagine Clarkson will start his own show and bring the boys, call it 6th Gear?
 

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he doesn't care, ITV have offered him £10 million, Sky are outbidding them, Hammond and May have both said they will go where ever he goes.
the only people to lose out are the BBC who have to pay the countries that have already paid for this series, and the money they won't get from selling the new series
 

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i expect SKY will be after him with a big pay offer...

James may and hamster too
 

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I can't see him off UK screens for too long :LOL:

Can't help but feel the BBC have shot themselves in the foot on this one.
 

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james mays twitter account

......James May Former TV presenter only remembered for saying 'Oh cock'. Or was that the other bloke?
 

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Can't help but feel the BBC have shot themselves in the foot on this one.

I agree and BBC will have own TOP Gear with 3 new mens(I wonder who they will be) in 2016 but it wont be good!
 

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yes they interviewed him this morning on the bbc news as he left his radio show

get your name down Justin ....


When i was at the motor show in 98 , the (then) top gear crew where asking for new presents to come up on stage and have interviews on camera..

Quinten Wilson , tiff and some others were on stage asking anyone to come up.
 
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Mike Steve and Justin, we'd make good idiots
 

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i don't know anything about cars or even how to drive but it looks fun so i'm in :LOL:
 

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guys where do i sign?

I too am obnoxious, rude and self opinionated, i also am rude, crude and unthinking :)
 

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I looked forward to top gear each week. :(

I do agree the format was a bit tired, Me and the wife loved watching top gear but in the recent series or so we roll our eyes when they take on a serious challenge and completely "cock" it on purpose when it would have been so much more fun if they actually tried,

who remembers the reliant robin rocket shuttle launch,, that was so cool, as was a lot of the earlier challenges,,

I must admit me and the wife almost wetting ourselves laughing when hammond launched his patient out of the back of his ambulance :D but it was getting boring watching them ruin a good challenge on purpose.
 

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I have not watched TG for many a long time it was getting well past its SBD and really Clarkson is also , some of us have grown up with him and perhaps that's why us old uns have heard all it before, still like James though always makes me chuckle he`s a right 70s lad !
 
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