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Clarkson "very touched" after one-million-signature petition delivered to BBC

Clarkson says that the “f*****g b******s” at the BBC have sacked him.

Updated at 8.30pm

A PETITION OF almost one million signatures to ‘Bring Back Clarkson’ has been delivered to the BBC’s offices by tank.

The online petition is approaching its target of one million signatures with organisers putting a man dressed as ‘The Stig’ on top of the tank.

As of 12pm this afternoon, the week old petition is less than 10,000 people short of its goal.

PastedImage-75880 Source: change.org

It comes as Jeremy Clarkson last night told a charity audience that he has been sacked by the “f***ing b******s” at the BBC.

Clarkson is suspended from the BBC’s most watched show after allegedly punching a producer when there was no hot food following a day of filming.

Last week’s episode of Top Gear did not go ahead but Clarkson has now indicated that he has been fired from the show.

He was speaking at a charity event last night in which he was he was auctioning off a “final lap” of the Top Gear test track.

In a video of his on-stage contribution published by the Daily Mirror, Clarkson said:

I thought, okay I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f*****g b******s sack me, and then I thought ‘well why don’t we put somebody in the car with me?’I'll drive somebody around in whatever I can get hold of when I’m sacked, so it will probably be an Austin Maestro, who knows?But anyway, we’ll do one last ever lap of the Top Gear test track…To be in the audience of Top Gear there was an 18-year waiting list. You know the BBC has f****d themselves, and so who gives a f**k? It was a great show and they f****d it up.”

“And I’ll be a bit tearful when I do but f**k it, let’s do it,” he added.

PastedImage-93391 Clarkson's expletive-filled speech at last night's charity event Source: Sky News

The BBC has said they will ”not be offering further commentary” on Jeremy Clarkson until an investigation into the incident has been concluded.

Sky News reports that that both Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon have already given evidence as part of the investigation.

It has also been claimed that Clarkson called Tymon a “lazy Irish c**t” during the incident.

The Daily Mirror also says that the BBC considered finishing the current Top Gear season with the other two presenters James May and Richard Hammond but that they had refused.

Both May and Hammond have been tweeting about their “unemployment” over the past number of days.

In a tweet tonight, Clarkson said he was “very touched” by the support he’d received from fans.

He also left himself a little open to jibes, with this…

Read: Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word ‘pikey’ on Top Gear >

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Rónán Duffy

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