'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been suspending from the BBC pending an investiagation, following allegations of a fracas with a producer on the show. The often controversial presenter was said to be on his last warning with the station, following last year's racism controversy.

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A statement released by the BBC regarding the incident simply read, "Following a fracas with a BBC producer Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No-one else has been suspended. 'Top Gear' will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."

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The 54 year old has been the face of the motoring show since the late 80s and currently presents alongside James May and Richard Hammond. The series is one of the BBC's most sucessful exports and is reported to be the world's most widely watched factual programme, according to the Guiness Book of Records.

But Clarkson himself has become a controversial figure in the British media and last year he was at the center of a racism row after it waas claimed he used racist language while reciting a nursery rhyme during filming for the BBC series. Reports at the time said Clarkson was put on his final warning following the row.

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The presenter had also previously been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code by wattchdog OfCom after he compared a Japanese car to people with growths on their faces, during a 'Top Gear' episode. In the past he has also been forced to apologise following an appearance on 'The One Show' where he said striking workers should be shot.