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BBC’s Top Gear brakes Norway shows. Stavanger performances pushed back, says British broadcaster as Clarkson’s current controversial contretemps is looked into. “Top Gear Live regrets to inform ticketholders that we will be postponing all performances, with rescheduled dates for later this year to be confirmed within the next fortnight,” a statement reads. “We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause fans and we will endeavor to contact all ticketholders directly to inform them of the change of dates.”

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BBC’s Top Gear brakes Norway shows

Published on Monday, 23rd March, 2015 at 11:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd March 2015 at 12:17.

Stavanger performances pushed back, says British broadcaster as Clarkson’s current controversial contretemps is looked into.

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson
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“Top Gear Live regrets to inform ticketholders that we will be postponing all performances, with rescheduled dates for later this year to be confirmed within the next fortnight,” a statement reads.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause fans and we will endeavor to contact all ticketholders directly to inform them of the change of dates.”

Four shows were planned at the western Norway city’s Sørmarka Arena for Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th March, respectively. Whether this has anything to do with recent events involving Mr Clarkson is not confirmed.

Refunds and rebooking will take place when the new dates are ready, organisers say. These will be “clear Tuesday after Easter at the latest”.

The Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond motoring trio visited Oslo last year.

2015’s other venues apart from Stavanger include Sydney between 18th and 19th April, Johannesburg from 13th to 14th May, Belfast between 22nd and 24th May, and London from 28th to 29th November.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the brouhaha involving Jeremy Clarkson and the show’s producer continues.

Mr Clarkson, who has driven a Reliant Robin, is no stranger to controversy. As well as allegations he used a racist word during filming last year, Argentina’s ambassador to the UK made a formal complaint to the BBC last year.

Ambassador Alicia Castro, who visited the British broadcaster’s director of television, Danny Cohen, demanded a public apology over the presenter’s behaviour whilst filming in Argentina.

This came after he accused Argentine government officials of herding him and his team into an ambush and hounding them out of the country.

"Clarkson arrived in Tierra del Fuego, just 400 miles from the Malvinas Islands, flaunting a car with the number plates H982 FKL, evoking the year and the initials of the territory in which the war took place,” an embassy spokesperson told the BBC.

“Subsequently, he claimed it was a ‘mere coincidence’ with no intention of provoking a reaction,” the person continued.

Jeremy Clarkson is understood to have made a series of “offensive remarks”. These include referring to archipelago Tierra del Fuego, an Argentine province off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland across the Strait of Magellan, as "a Mafia state".

Top Gear has a worldwide audience of some 350 million people, according to the BBC. Mr Clarkson has appeared on the programme since 1988.



Published on Monday, 23rd March, 2015 at 11:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd March 2015 at 12:17.

This post has the following tags: topgear, stavanger, jeremyclarkson.


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