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Jeremy Clarkson suspended from BBC

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Jeremy Clarkson suspended from BBC

Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC.

The 'Top Gear' host is being investigated after he allegedly punched a producer and the upcoming show has been pulled from the schedule next Sunday (15.03.15).

The corporation confirmed the 54-year-old star's suspension in a statement, saying: "Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. 'Top Gear' will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."

The incident comes after Jeremy was given his "final warning" last May when he was accused of using a racist word while filming the series.

He later admitted BBC bosses had warned him he would be sacked if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".

While the star frequently causes controversy, he was rumoured to be in talks to sign a new three-year deal in January.

The outspoken journalist - who presents the motoring show alongside Richard Hammond and James May - reportedly receives a huge fee of £1 million as well as a further seven-figure sum from BBC Worldwide for the job.

BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall previously brushed off suggestions he should be sacked in the past, saying: "It's a programme loads of people love and it's important the BBC doesn't have just one voice."