The BBC has revealed more details about the "fracas" involving "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. According to BBC News special correspondent Lucy Manning, sources had confirmed reports Clarkson was suspended for "allegedly hitting a producer."
"The incident is believed to have happened last week, but was reported to the BBC on Monday and dealt with on Tuesday," she revealed to BBC News.
Clarkson, ever a fan favourite, hasn't been very active on Twitter, but he retweeted a passionate plea from a fan:
"#BringBackClarkson" is currently trending.
"Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC following a disagreement with one of the corporation’s producers.
As a result, Sunday's episode of "Top Gear" has been cancelled and pulled from the air.
Details about the dispute have not been revealed, but the BBC has released an official statement: "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."
Clarkson was already on a "final warning" level with BBC after some accusations of racism against the host surfaced.
At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be fired if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time."
Clarkson's representatives have yet to comment.