The hip-hop star is a big fan of the motoring programme, which is broadcast in nearly 60 countries across the world including Russia, India and the U.S., but the show's future has been thrown into jeopardy following Clarkson's row with BBC bosses.

The presenter was suspended earlier this month (Mar15) and the final three episodes of the current series of Top Gear were axed after he allegedly became embroiled in a bust-up with a producer over catering arrangements on a location shoot.

Snoop Dogg has now spoken out to urge fans of the show across the globe to avoid the BBC's output until Clarkson is reinstated.

He tells British newspaper The Sun, "He isn't part of Top Gear - he is Top Gear... Britain needs to boycott the BBC until he is reinstated. It don't matter what country I am in, I know if I stick the TV on in a hotel room then I am gonna get CNN and I am gonna get Top Gear. The reason it is syndicated all over the world is because of Jeremy and the BBC have gotta get that... He ain't going to be sacked - the BBC can't afford to do that - but I guarantee you if he was, every major network in the U.S. would be trying to sign him up to front a car show. He is guaranteed to get big ratings."

A petition calling for Clarkson to be reinstated garnered more than one million signatures and was delivered to the BBC's headquarters in London on Friday (20Mar15) by a man dressed as Top Gear's resident stunt driver The Stig riding on a tank.

Others to show their support for Clarkson include Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron.