Sky will not be taking on Jeremy Clarkson now that he has been fired from his job at the BBC, according to reports.
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On Wednesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Jeremy would not be returning to present ‘Top Gear’ in the future, following a fracas with a producer on the show, which involved both physical and verbal abuse.
While there had been speculation over whether Jeremy could be snapped up by rival broadcasters Sky, an insider has now insisted that Sky won't be making a play for the presenter.
A senior source at Sky has reportedly told Radio Times that they are “not interested” in hiring Jeremy Clarkson, explaining: “We couldn’t put Jeremy Clarkson on any Sky channels, especially those which are part of a family package deal, and then face another controversy round the corner.”
Meanwhile, BBC creative director Alan Yentob has suggested that Jeremy might be able to return to the BBC in the future, adding: “But that’s not for now.”
Jeremy was first suspended from ‘Top Gear’ earlier this month, following what was dubbed a “fracas” with producer Oisin Tymon.
Despite having been the victim of the physical attack, Oisin has been the recipient of abuse online from fans of Jeremy’s, who have been holding him for his sacking from ‘Top Gear’.
It’s also been claimed that Jeremy could be about to face a police probe over the “unprovoked” attack, with a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police saying: “The information will be assessed appropriately and action will be taken by North Yorkshire Police where necessary.
"It would not be appropriate for North Yorkshire Police to comment further at this time."