Clarkson called producer a "lazy Irish ****"
Loudmouth TV host Jeremy Clarkson allegedly called a Top Gear producer a “lazy Irish ****” before punching him in the face, it has been claimed.
Last week, Clarkson was suspended by his BBC bosses after they launched an enquiry into a ‘fracas’ over a missing meal at the end of a day’s filming.
It has been claimed that Clarkson attacked Irish producer Oisin Tymon – punching him in the face and leaving him with a split lip.
Today, the Irish Mirror have revealed that Clarkson called Oisin (36), who is a senior producer on the show, a “lazy, Irish c***” before striking him in the face.
It is believed that Clarkson will deny the claims.
Clarkson had been due to arrive at the hotel by helicopter from the Top Gear studio in Dunsfold, Surrey, where he had been filming with James May and Richard Hammond.
But the trio are said to have kept the helicopter waiting while they went into a local pub for two hours to drink.
By the time they arrived at the hotel most of the Top Gear production team had gone to bed, save Tymon who stayed up to greet Clarkson and his colleagues.
A source has claimed: “Oisin had waited to see the presenters before going to bed, but when Clarkson arrived he was very agitated. You could hear him screaming abuse at the hotel bar.
He kept saying: ‘He’s f****** gone’, while people tried to calm him down.
Eventually the hotel’s general manager, Robert Scott, prepared a £21.95 steak for the presenter, in an attempt to calm him down.
Clarkson himself has hinted that even if he escapes sacking or some other form of disciplinary action he may still quit the BBC show.