David Cameron says Jeremy Clarkson huge talent, hopes 'Top Gear' doesn't go off-air

Jeremy Clarkson, the host of hugely popular TV show 'Top Gear' has confessed that he had regrets about what led to his suspension by the BBC.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2015, 13:00 PM IST
David Cameron says Jeremy Clarkson huge talent, hopes 'Top Gear' doesn't go off-air

London: Jeremy Clarkson, the host of hugely popular TV show 'Top Gear' has confessed that he had regrets about what led to his suspension by the BBC.

 

In what cause huge disappointment to his fans all around the globe, Clarkson, who has been hosting 'Top Gear' for over last two decades, was suspended for being involved in a “fracas” with producer Oisin Tymon.

 

The incident which caused his suspension is under investigation, said the BBC citing the producer's lawyer.

The extent of Clarkson's popularity can be assessed from the fact that an online petition demanding Clarkson's reinstatement has managed to gather half a million signatories within less than 24 hours.

The petition in Clarkson's support was initiated by political blogger Guido Fawkes and now has almost 500,000 signatures, the BBC reports.

Meanwhile, reacting in his quintessential way tinged with humour, Jeremy appeared to take the suspension in his stride as he said, "Means I'm going to be able to get to the Chelsea match tonight", the BBC quoted him as saying.

He answered in affirmative when asked if he had any regrets about what had transpired.

British PM David Cameron, too, had all the good things to say about the popular host, but said that he won't interfere in the BBC investigation as some organisations must work independently.

"Every organ has to be free to manage its talent. I don't want to interfere in the running of the BBC. I hope it can be sorted out,” Cameron told BBC One's Midlands Today programme.

"The Prime Minister has many responsibilities, sadly, securing the future of Top Gear isn't one of them".

Cameron described Clarkson as a “huge talent” who amuses and entertains so many people, including his children.

“My children, who'd be heartbroken if Top Gear was taken off air, I hope this can be sorted out, because it's a great programme and he's a great talent,” said Cameron.