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11/03/2015 07:24 GMT | Updated 11/03/2015 14:59 GMT

Katie Hopkins Defends ‘Top Bloke' Jeremy Clarkson, Blasting His Suspension As ‘Lefty Lunacy'

It didn’t take Katie Hopkins long to react to the news that Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from the BBC.

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The rent-a-gob waded in with her two-pence worth just minutes after the news broke that the ‘Top Gear’ host had been involved in a ‘fracas’ with a producer.

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Katie Hopkins and Jeremy Clarkson

This week’s ‘Top Gear’ has been cancelled after the 54-year-old allegedly punched producer Oisin Tymon in the face while filming on location.

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Former ‘Apprentice’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star Katie immediately took to Twitter to voice her support for the presenter, describing his suspension as ‘lefty lunacy’.

"Clarkson suspended by BBC. I don't care what he said. Clarkson all the way. #TopGear #topbloke," she tweeted.

She later added: "JeremyClarkson v @BBC Without him, the licence fee makes no sense whatsoever. Enough lefty lunacy. Get the man back on #topbloke #TopGear."

She also retweeted a message from a Twitter user, which read: "BBC allegedly cover up Jimmy Saville, but Clarkson causes a "fracas" and he's suspended?!"

A spokesperson for the BBC confirmed on Tuesday that his co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond had not been suspended, explaining: "Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation.

"No one else has been suspended. 'Top Gear' will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time."

Meanwhile, a petition to “Bring Back Clarkson” has gained more than 100,000 signatories only hours after the BBC announced the suspension.

The petition was started by right-wing blog site Guido Fawkes, which has an unabashed and well documented anti-BBC bias, with many signatories threatening to stop payment of their TV license until the pompous host is reinstated.

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Over the past 12 months, Clarkson has come under fire for a number of incidents related to his role on the BBC series, most famously after unaired footage surfaced online where he appeared to murmur a racist slur during a recitation of the children's rhyme 'Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Mo'.

Meanwhile, back in July, Ofcom ruled that the BBC had breached broadcasting guidelines by including the racially insensitive term ‘slope’ in another episode of the show, screened in March.

As if all that wasn’t enough, the show landed itself in hot water once again while filming in Argentina, after one of the cars used on ‘Top Gear’ appeared to have a license plate which alluded to the Falklands War, although Clarkson later insisted that this was purely a coincidence.

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