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BBC Top Gear star 'punches' producer






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The BBC has suspended one of its biggest stars for reportedly hitting a producer. Reports say Jeremy Clarkson, 54, the presenter of the popular Top Gear show, got into a fight with the producer. They argued about the lack of food on offer after filming one of the shows. Mr Clarkson supposedly got angry over this and hit the producer. The BBC suspended Clarkson and announced they would not televise the next two programmes. Clarkson is so popular worldwide that 400,000 people signed an online petition. They want the BBC to keep Clarkson on the show.

One of Mr Clarkson's co-presenters, James May, said this incident is not so serious. He said: "I think [Clarkson has] been involved in a bit of a dust-up." Mr Clarkson joked with reporters from his car. They asked him where he was going. He replied, "the job centre". Clarkson retweeted a message from a fan to his 4.5 million Twitter followers. It read: "How can the BBC not show the remaining episodes of Top Gear? Can't this be resolved without making the fans suffer?" Over 350 million people in 200 countries watch the show. Clarkson has angered people before over racist comments.

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