Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear: Anatomy of the fracas
Jeremy Clarkson's contract with the BBC will not be renewed after his physical assault on a Top Gear producer.
In a statement from BBC Director General Tony Hall we've learned exactly what took place on that night in a North Yorkshire hotel.
A report has been published with blow-by-blow details of what happened in the now infamous "fracas" between Mr Clarkson and one his producers, Oisin Tymon.
This is what we know.
- On 4 March following a day of filming for Top Gear "the presenters had travelled that same evening to the location shoot in North Yorkshire".
- The "fracas" took place on the patio of the Simonstone Hall Hotel, where Oisin Tymon was working on location.
- The physical attack lasted around 30 seconds and was only halted by the intervention of a witness.
- Mr Tymon did not retaliate.
- The verbal abuse was directed at Mr Tymon more than once - both during the attack and subsequently inside the hotel.
- The abuse contained the strongest expletives and threats to sack him.
- The abuse was at such volume it could be heard in the dining room and the shouting was audible in a hotel bedroom.
- Following the attack it is understood Mr Tymon drove to a nearby hospital for examination, with swelling and bleeding to the lip.
- Over the following days, Jeremy Clarkson made a number of attempts to apologise to Mr Tymon in texts, email and in person.
- Jeremy Clarkson reported the incident to BBC management.