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BBC announced the suspension of Top Gear's Clarkson because of a fracas with a producer

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 06:02 UTC
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Clarkson last October was involved in serious incidents in Patagonia when the plate numbers used in the Top Gear allegedly referred to the Malvinas war Clarkson last October was involved in serious incidents in Patagonia when the plate numbers used in the Top Gear allegedly referred to the Malvinas war
Ambassador Alicia Castro sent several letters to the BBC complaining about the attitude of the Top Gear team, but the program was nevertheless aired Ambassador Alicia Castro sent several letters to the BBC complaining about the attitude of the Top Gear team, but the program was nevertheless aired

Britain's BBC announced on Tuesday it had suspended Jeremy Clarkson, the presenter of the globally popular 'Top Gear' show, after he was involved in a fracas with one of the broadcaster's producers. Clarkson last October was involved in incidents in Patagonia over alleged mocking of the Falklands' war according to Argentina.

 “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation,” the broadcaster said in a statement. “No one else has been suspended.”

The BBC said the car-focused show would not be broadcast on Sunday.

Top Gear has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the most-watched factual television show of all time, with episodes broadcast in more than 200 countries and territories.

Clarkson, 54, has been censured in the past by the BBC and has courted controversy on several occasions during his time on the magazine-style show.

Last October Clarkson and his crew had to flee Argentina after their cars were pelted with stones by people who considered that the licence plates used for filming were directly alluding to the Falklands' War.

This led to several letters sent by Argentine ambassador in UK Alicia Castro questioning Clarkson's behavior and 'BBC's code of ethics' but to no avail. The program on Argentina including the incidents were broadcasted in late December.

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  • ilsen

    LATEST NEWS:
    he punched the Producer, who was probably some fresh-out-uni-left-wing twat.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31828184
    I tried to log on to the petition site, but I think it has crashed due to global demand!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31828184

    please vote, if you can!

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 06:44 am 0
  • Britworker

    I think from this article you could be forgiven for thinking it was about Argentina. This matter has nothing to do with what happened last year in Argentina

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 10:07 am 0
  • Clyde15

    As a media bloke said on the TV this morning, it was just two blokes having a heated argument and not anything that was for public airing.
    Was the producer suspended as he was the other party to the “fracas”

    Mar 11th, 2015 - 10:26 am 0
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