BBC closes Top Gear burnout investigation

Remember the controversial Top Gear scene from March where Matt LeBlanc and Ken Block did a burnout near the United Kingdom's 96-year-old war memorial? It was one of the first signs the rebooted show was in for a rough ride. Today the BBC says it's not investigating the incident any further, the Guardian reported.

The trust that oversees the BBC said it would not take any more appeals in the matter and considers it closed. Video of the burnout with LeBlanc and Block sparked outrage, and then-host Chris Evans publicly denounced it. The scene was not used in a Top Gear episode.

LeBlanc and Evans did doughnuts near the Cenotaph, a memorial originally dedicated to honor World War I dead, though its scope has since been expanded to cover all of the UK's war casualties.

Meanwhile, Evans has left Top Gear, and LeBlanc is expected to take over as the main host after a turbulent season.

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