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.
Tymon, who is Irish, sued for personal injury and racial discrimination.
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.”
Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed.
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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