Jeremy Clarkson is reported to have called producer Oisin Tymon a “lazy Irish c***” before he threw a punch that split the producer’s lip and landed the Irishman in hospital.
The incident occurred after Clarkson and his co-stars Hammond and May arrived by helicopter from their Dunsfold test track location to Yorkshire (a distance of around 225 miles) to continue with the shoot. They had been due to arrive at 8pm, but the flight was delayed by two hours because the trio (presumably lead by Clarkson and May) wanted to continue drinking.
On their arrival, Clarkson is reported to have been enraged that hot food was not immediately available. It is also reported that Clarkson said that he’d see to it that Tymon would be losing his job.
After a lengthy rant, Clarkson landed the blow that would not only draw blood, but that would also see the star suspended from the BBC and the future of Top Gear looking very bleak.
We’ll keep you updated with reports from the BBC inquiry, but for now, it seems that Clarkson’s fall from grace is well deserved.