Well that is some news for you fans: Jeremy Clarkson “will be back on the BBC”… according to the head of BBC Two and BBC Four, Kim Shillinglaw
She ‘s the one who has the task of finding Clarkson’s replacement on Top Gear, said the host had not been banned by the BBC.
“It’s serious and unfortunate what happened but there is no ban on Jeremy being on the BBC,” she said.
“It’s a big deal what happened and Jeremy, as any human being would, needs some time.”
Clarkson was removed from presenting duties on Top Gear after assaulting producer Oisin Tymon.
The decision caused an outpouring of support from Top Gear fans, with more than a million people signing an online petition to reinstate him.
The row, which took place in a North Yorkshire hotel, was said to have occurred because no hot food was provided following a day’s filming.
After an internal investigation in March, BBC director general Tony Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be renewed.
In his latest Sunday Times column, Clarkson revealed he thought he probably had cancer at the time he hit Tymon.
He said the incident came on his “most stressful day… in 27 years at the BBC” – but added other people facing stress “manage to cope better than I did”.