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Jeremy Clarkson apologises to the Top Gear producer he hit last year

Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day’s filming.

tv Updated: Feb 24, 2016 17:30 IST
Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day’s filming.
Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day’s filming.(AP)

Now this won’t seem like him at all but Jeremy Clarkson, the former host of hit BBC auto show Top Gear, has apologised and paid an undisclosed sum to a producer he punched in an off-set altercation.

Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day’s filming.

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Tymon, who is Irish, sued for personal injury and racial discrimination.

From left to right: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May doing their thing on an episode of Top Gear. (BBC)

His law firm, Slater & Gordon, said Wednesday that the suit had been settled. In a statement, Clarkson said “I would like to say sorry, once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath.”

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Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed.

The hosts and crew of the new Top Gear. (BBC)

The BBC is relaunching Top Gear with a new team of hosts including DJ Chris Evans and former Friends star Matt LeBlanc.

Now, don’t you hope this should be enough reason to bury the hatchet and bring the original hosts Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond back? We wish it was.

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