Jeremy Clarkson told audience members he ‘didn’t foresee my sacking’
A video has emerged of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson saying he has been “sacked” by the BBC.
The host was speaking at a charity event in London, where he was auctioning what he described as his “last lap” on the Top Gear race track.
“I don’t know when I did my last ever lap of the track before the BBC sacked me,” he said.
An investigation into Clarkson’s current suspension following a “fracas” with a producer is still ongoing.
A report over the incident is due to be handed to director general Tony Hall next week, who will consider the evidence and “set out any further steps”.
The Roundhouse Gala on Thursday saw Clarkson offer to drive someone round the Top Gear track as part of an experience offered during the auction.
“I didn’t foresee my sacking, but I would like to do one last lap,” he said.
“I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the [BBC] sack me.
“And I’ll drive somebody around in whatever I can get hold of. I’m sacked so it’s probably an Austin Maestro.”
The presenter gave an expletive-filled description of BBC bosses, adding Top Gear had been “a great show” but it had been ruined by the corporation.
The BBC said it would “not be offering further commentary” on any issues involving Clarkson until the current investigation was concluded.
The presenter was suspended from Top Gear on 10 March, following an alleged altercation with producer Oisin Tymon.
All remaining shows in the current series were pulled following the incident.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment