The Telegraph reported "Presenter Jeremy Clarkson describes the attack on the Top Gear team in Argentina as "the most terrifying thing I've ever been involved in", after crew had to flee the country".
Boundaries are often crossed in order to provide exciting entertainment and captivate the audience but when all is said and done Top Gear is, or was, just a testosterone fuelled car show operating like a lad's mag on air.
Clarkson is part of the 'Chipping Norton Set' but it is doubtful his powerful friends can save his neck this time.
Journalists gathered outside of Clarkson's home and charges as soon as showed his face outside. He joked with them he was off to the job centre.
Clarkson and Top Gear are big money spinners for the BBC so little wonder that the boss of the BBC, director-general Tony Hall, said he is a fan of Clarkson while admitting the allegations are serious.
The three hosts of Top Gear enjoyed banter with their army of fans on Twitter and even Clarkson's buddy David Cameron weighed into the debate. Cameron said his kids are fans of Top Gear and as Clarkson is talented he hoped the situation would be resolved.
Yes the PM a man facing a general election and a mountain of problems to resolve took the time to tell the media "Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson as a "great talent", saying he hopes the situation can be resolved so his children will not be left "heartbroken".
An online petition to reinstate Clarkson has quickly attracted a few hundred thousand signatures.
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