The world’s most famous, or infamous may be more appropriate now, automotive journalist, Jeremy Clarkson, the host of the BBC’s influential Top Gear has been given the boot.
Tony Hall, the BBC Director-General, said in a statement, “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts.
“I know how popular the program is and I also know that this decision will divide opinion,” he added. “The main facts are not disputed by those involved. (more…)