Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson suspended by the BBC [UPDATE]

UPDATE: According to the latest news coming out of the UK, Jeremy Clarkson was suspended after throwing a punch at a male producer. The incident happened a week ago, but wasn't initially reported, and as soon as it was, Clarkson's suspension was handed down. The final three episodes of Top Gear Season 22 are on indefinite hold.

If you were looking forward to watching the latest episode of Top Gear this Sunday, we're afraid we've got some bad news.

Apparently the episode won't air next week after Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC. According to the statement below released by the company, Clarkson "has been suspended pending an investigation" related to a "fracas with a BBC producer."

Now for those of us Yanks unfamiliar with what the term "fracas" actually means, Merriam-Webster defines it as a "noisy argument or fight." Whether that means Clarkson actually got physical with one of his superiors or underlings (a "producer" really could be either), or simply got into a heated verbal argument, we don't know, and the BBC isn't saying.

According to the network, "no one else has been suspended," apparently including the producer with which Clarkson was quarreling. We'll bring you more as soon as it's available, so watch this space.
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BBC statement on Jeremy Clarkson/Top Gear
Date: 10.03.2015 Last updated: 10.03.2015 at 16.42

The BBC has today released the following statement regarding Jeremy Clarkson/Top Gear.

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.

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