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‘Top Gear’ Star Jeremy Clarkson Thanks Fans for Support During Suspension: ‘I’m Very Touched’

After blasting his BBC bosses, host says “we shall all learn next week what will happen”

Jeremy Clarkson didn’t hold back on his harsh opinion of his BBC bosses on Thursday night, but by the next day he was all sweetness and light when addressing his fans via Twitter.

“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,” wrote the embattled “Top Gear” host.

The message came just hours after Clarkson ripped into his bosses at a charity event in London, where he said in a speech: “The BBC have f–ked themselves … [‘Top Gear’] was a great show and they f–ked it up.

“I didn’t foresee my sacking but I would like to do one last lap. So I’ll go down to Surrey and I’ll do one last lap of that track before the f—— b——- sack me,” he said, according to the Telegraph, and then added: “I’ll be a bit tearful when I do it, but f— it, let’s do it.”

Clarkson was suspended from the popular motoring show earlier this month after a fight with a producer in which he allegedly tried to punch the man in the face.

Earlier Friday morning, Clarkson posted a photo to his 4.75 million Twitter followers showing a broken down wall with the message: “This just happened.”

After initially crashing the Change.org site with the flood of support for Clarkson, the “Bring Clarkson Back” campaign currently has 900,000 signatures, making it the Change.org’s fastest growing campaign ever.

The longtime host had a very distinctive supporter make a grand entrance at BBC Broadcasting House in London on Friday when The Stig, the “Top Gear” test driver, arrived in a tank to present the petition.

The Metropolitan police were forced to issue an advisory in case Londoners thought they were under attack, telling them, “There is a self-propelled gun/armored vehicle being driven through the streets of Central London this morning making its way to the Broadcasting House in Portland Place,” reported the Independent.

“Police are fully aware and are in contact with the event organisers. The vehicle is currently in Islington.”

Clarkson has yet to be officially fired by the BBC, though they are expected to make a ruling as early as next week.

“We have made it clear that the findings of the inquiry will be presented to Lord Hall next week and a final decision will be made then. Jeremy Clarkson has not been sacked,” said a BBC spokesperson.

Watch video of Stig’s tank below.