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    TV Clarkson Dropped From Top Gear

    APS Mar 25, 2015

    1. APS

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      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".

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    2. Shortie861

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      Had a funny feeling this may happen after so many problems in the past he was kind of hanging on to that job. I can imagine there is going to be a lot of people who disagree as well as those who agree, lets just hope it doesn't cause any big problems.
       
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      If the Stig ever goes I'll put my name forward :D
       
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      Not that I'm a fan but I don't mind Clarkson and will watch Top Gear if that's what's on -
      - but in almost any workplace anywhere, you can't go about thumping people and expect to keep your job !
       
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      I agree SB. If I read rightly earlier I understand he could be facing a police investigation as well for the altercation which I feel is only right.
       
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      Even though he is a racist, sexist knob, I do admit to being a huge fan of Top Gear UK and Jeremy Clarkson. Actually, I love all 3 of those guys and it is their interaction together as well as the cool cars and locations and hilarious challenges that have made the series enjoyable to watch.

      Yes we have American Top Gear and quite frankly, I'd rather watch Game of Thrones and read each book in the 50 Shades series back to back than to watch it, but I do appreciate the fact that Clarkson apologized and tried to make it right even if he was initially wrong for what he'd done. I hope that they'll reconsider after heads have cooled off or that Clarkson, May and Hamilton will come to the American Top Gear and Show them everything that is wrong about the show.

      I know he has had his share of controversies but I wonder if firing him was the right thing to do when the BBC has covered up worse things or so, as it was implied.