The BBC has suspended “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson after what the broadcaster described as a “fracas” with a producer.
Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation, BBC said in a statement Tuesday, without providing details.
According to some media reports, Clarkson threw a punch at a male producer during filming in Surrey last week.
The popular TV presenter was given a so-called final warning last year following a racism row, after he used an offensive word while filming the car show, Associated Press noted.
Clarkson has been in trouble before for behavior and remarks deemed offensive and provocative.
In 2011, the BBC apologized to Mexico after Clarkson and his co-hosts characterized Mexicans as lazy and oafish.
In October, Argentina’s ambassador to Britain demanded an apology from the BBC after the Top Gear crew allegedly referenced the country’s 1982 war with Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands.
Following the latest incident and Clarkson’s suspension, Top gear — whish is said to command a viewership of 350 million per week in 170 countries, will be temporarily taken off the air
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