Top Gear presenters react to Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension on Twitter

Jeremy Clarkson and his co-stars James May and Richard Hammond take to social media following Clarkson's suspension from the show

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Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-hosts have taken to Twitter to respond to the show’s latest scandal – Clarkson’s suspension following an alleged “fracas” with a producer – with their usual trademark banter.

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James May kicked things off, tweeting a reference to the Save Clarkson petition which has sprung up overnight, suggesting fans might want to focus on saving something more useful…

…before embarking on a debate with fellow presenter Richard Hammond about what should fill Top Gear’s 9:00pm slot this Sunday, after the show was pulled from the schedules. 

Meanwhile, instead of referencing his suspension directly, Clarkson himself took the opportunity to poke fun at Labour leader Ed Milliband… 

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Sunday’s show was set to feature Clarkson, Hammond and May getting to grips with classic cars including a Fiat 124 Spider, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet, with ex-footballer and presenter Gary Lineker taking to the track as the ‘star in a reasonably priced car’.