Jeremy Clarkson axed, but Top Gear to stay
Top Gear is expected to continue on the BBC despite the corporation's decision to sack star presenter Jeremy Clarkson, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Lord Hall, the director-general of the BBC, is expected to announce on Wednesday (NZ time) that Clarkson will be axed from the show after an internal investigation concluded he did assault producer, Oisin Tymon.
Despite the fact Clarkson's departure is unlikely to go down well with Top Gear's loyal army of fans, BBC bosses are determined the show must go on.
According to well-placed sources, senior BBC executives are hoping that Chris Evans, the Radio 2 Breakfast Show host and self-confessed "petrol-head", will agree to take over.