The BBC's director-general, Tony Hall has reportedly received death threats since Clarkson was dropped as host of the BBC show.
The fallout from Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit is showing no signs of ending anytime soon, as some fans of the show just can’t get over the fact the long running host has been ousted. According to CNN, BBC director-general Tony Hall has even received death threats in the days following his announcement of Clarkson’s departure from the series.
Former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
"Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill," the Metropolitan Police confirmed to CNN in a statement. The threat is said to have been reported on Wednesday, with police adding that it was made by email. ”The content of the message suggests (it was sent) from outside the UK,” the Met. statement continued.
Clarkson was removed from his position as host of the long running motoring show on Wednesday (March 25th), following his suspension after an altercation with one of the show’s producers. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," Hall said in the statement announcing Clarkson’s dismissal.
"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.” Hall then said that the BBC will be looking into a new host for the series in 2016. "This will be a big challenge and there is no point in pretending otherwise," Hall added.
Since Clarkson’s departure fans have speculated on who could possibly take over as ‘Top Gear’s’ host. One name that has come up numerous time is television presenter, radio DJ and motor enthusiast Chris Evans.
But Evans has denied he’ll be stepping into Clarkson’s shoes, writing in the Mail on Sunday, "In no way does 'Top Gear' need to be reinvented. This series was shaping up to be the best yet. After surviving the insanity of what happened in Argentina for the Christmas special, it felt like the whole team had been drawn closer together as a result.”
"As for Jeremy no longer being on the show: sure it's a huge loss. 'Top Gear' was the show he was born to do. But by no means is it a fatal blow,” Evans continued. “I love 'Top Gear'. But I never want to watch me on it. Of course, I'm flattered that others seem to think my involvement would be a good idea. But they're hugely misguided.”