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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Clarkson to host 'Have I Got News' on the BBC

BBC bosses have given Jeremy Clarkson permission to present satirical quiz show Have I Got News For You despite not renewing his Top Gear contract.

The star was the subject of an internal BBC investigation after he attacked Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, splitting his lip and verbally abusing him in a 30-second assault on March 4.

He was suspended by the broadcaster on March 10 before it announced his contract would not be renewed.

Clarkson (below) will record his appearance on Have I Got News For You, on which he has appeared before, next month.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "Jeremy's contract has not been renewed on Top Gear but he isn't banned from appearing on the BBC."

Clarkson's wider future remains unclear, although he will not face police action over his attack on Mr Tymon.

He will appear on stage with former colleagues, Richard Hammond and James May, later this year.

The gigs will be stripped of all BBC branding and content, and billed as Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.

That means the shows, taking place in Australia, Norway, South Africa and the UK, will not be able to use clips from the show or feature The Stig.

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