R.I.P. Top Gear
So the fracas is over and Jeremy Clarkson's contract has been terminated by the BBC.
Devastated Top Gear fans have been mourning 'the end' of the show following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson. On Twitter #RIPTopGear immediately began trending after BBC Director-General Tony Hall confirmed the news.
Clarkson's future remains uncertain after Sky ruled out hiring him. A senior executive said “there wasn’t a chance” they would give him a job after what he had done. But the door still appears open at ITV, where shares rose on the prospect of signing up Clarkson along with his co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond, who have yet to announce if they will return to Top Gear.
Clarkson is now searching for a new employer.
The sacking could cost the BBC £64million in lost revenue.
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