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Jeremy Clarkson is on the brink of ending his association with Top Gear and the BBC after a "fracas" with a producer.
After a series of runs-ins with BBC bosses and viewers, Clarkson is thought to have privately despaired about the show having to play it safe to avoid any more high-profile diplomatic incidents.
Last month he tweeted:
Then, in light of today's developments, this happened:
Serendipity, don't you just love it?
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