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Clarkson slams Top Gear departure rumours

Clarkson slams Top Gear departure rumours

Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, has rubbished reports that he facing the chop from the popular BBC motoring show, saying that he isn’t going anywhere when the 22nd season of the show kicks-off next year.

Writing in Top Gear magazine, Clarkson said, “There has been a lot of stuff in the newspapers recently about the future of Top Gear. Some seem to think there isn’t one. But I can assure you, there is.”

“There are also those who think I won’t be part of it. Well, sorry, but I am. Unless I am eaten by a pack of wild dogs before the next series starts early next year.”

On Sunday, Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported that Clarkson would be sacked after racial remarks on the show landed him with a final warning from the broadcaster.

The paper also alleged that popular BBC Radio 2 Breakfast DJ, Chris Evans, would be roped in as Clarkson’s replacement, although Evans later denied the rumours by tweeting, “Hilarious story in today's paper re me replacing Clarkson on Top Gear. 100% not true. 100% never going to happen. 100% time for a fry up.


CAPTION: Jeremy Clarkson has denied claims that he is being sacked from the hit BBC motoring show after a Sunday newspaper reported that the broadcaster might replace him following racial comments made on the show. IMAGE sourced from www.bbc.co.uk