The News Minute| Marcj 10, 2015| 10.40 pm IST
The BBC has announced that Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the network "following a fracas" with a producer.
In a statement, the corporation said the 54-year-old presenter had been suspended "pending an investigation".
"No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday," it said.
A BBC report also said that in May 2014, Clarkson was given a final warning and told that he would be sacked if he made "one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time".
No further details of the â€˜fracasâ€™ was provided by the BBC.
The BBC also said in its statement that â€˜Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.â€™
On a clip aired in the Top Gear special in Burma last March, the presenters including Clarkson were watching a Burmese man cross a makeshift bridge and Clarkson said, â€œThat is a proud moment â€“ but there is a slope on it.â€™
Later Ofcom, (Federal Office of Communications, a broadcast watchdog) had said that the usage of the racial term was not â€˜justified by contextâ€™.
It added: â€˜This was scripted in advance. The BBC failed to take the opportunity, either during filming or post-production, to check whether the word had the potential to offend viewers.â€™Tweet