Jeremy Clarkson updates Twitter profile following decision not to renew his BBC contract

"I used to be a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show Top Gear," reads the short entry on the dropped host's social media account

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Jeremy Clarkson is yet to comment on Tony Hall’s decision not to renew his contract with the BBC, but he has made a statement of sorts on his Twitter account. 

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Until his suspension following his “fracas” with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon, the presenter’s bio read, “I am a presenter on the BBC2 motoring show, Top Gear”.

Then two weeks ago – with his future on the BBC2 show up in the air – Clarkson inserted a hopeful “probably” into the two-line insert on his social media account… 

But following today’s announcement from director-general Tony Hall that the BBC will not be renewing his contract, Clarkson’s Twitter account has undergone a further overhaul and now reads… 

The update follows a statement by Lord Hall, confirming, “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.”

Clarkson’s co-host Richard Hammond has reacted to Lord Hall’s decision, tweeting he is “gutted at such a sad end to an era.”

Fellow Top Gear presenter James May‘s profile now describes him as a “Former TV presenter”. Following news of the decision, May told reporters Clarkson’s departure was “a tragedy” and said the show’s three host were “a package“.

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