BBC drops 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson after producer attack

March 25, 2015 2:15 PM

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BBC drops 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson after producer attack

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC said on Wednesday it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely-popular but divisive presenter of its motoring program "Top Gear" after what it called an unprovoked physical attack on a producer.

Clarkson, 54, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain's publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show.

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