The BBC have been forced to cancel Top Gear Live dates in Norway this week, due to the ongoing fate of Jeremy Clarkson after he punched a producer.
The future of Top Gear looks even more in doubt now as the BBC cancel live dates for the popular programme. Although last week they insisted that plans would go ahead, it now seems a Top Gear return is unlikely.
The BBC will announce the fate of Clarkson and the programme sometime this week but this has given us an indication that they’ve had a change of heart and the programme won’t return.
His contract with the BBC is expected to expire at the end of the month but his BBC Worldwide contract doesn’t end until September.
The BBC released this statement:
Top Gear Live regrets to inform ticket holders for next week’s shows in Stavanger, Norway that we will be postponing all 4 performances, with rescheduled dates for later this year to be confirmed within the next fortnight. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause fans and we will endeavour to contact all ticket holders directly to inform them of the change of dates. At present, all other Top Gear Live dates will run as scheduled.
Personally, I don’t think we’ll see Clarkson back on the BBC anytime soon.