Sorry, Norway; no “Top Gear Live” shows for you. At least for now.
A quartet of “Top Gear Live” shows that were scheduled to take place in Norway next week have been postponed, as the fate of outspoken “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson hangs in the balance, according to the BBC. The shows will be rescheduled, and the BBC said it would try to contact “all ticket holders directly to inform them of the change of dates.”
The hugely popular “Top Gear” series was pulled from the air earlier this month, after Clarkson allegedly got into a fight with a producer.
BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie is expected to present a report on the matter to the BBC’s director-general this week, after which the BBC “will set out any further steps,” the company said last week.
Clarkson has received widespread support from “Top Gear” fans, more than 500,000 of whom attached their name to an online petition posted on Change.org demanding Clarkson’s reinstatement.
During a speech late last week, Clarkson opined that the BBC “have f-cked themselves,” adding that “Top Gear” was “a great show and they f-cked it up.”
Clarkson also thanked fans for their support via Twitter last week, writing, “Many many thanks to all of the people who have called for my reinstatement. I’m very touched. We shall all learn next week what will happen.”