Jeremy Clarkson set to learn his BBC Top Gear fate on Tuesday

Jeremy Clarkson is expected to be told whether he can continue working for the BBC on Tuesday. The Top Gear presenter, who was suspended from the show in early March, will reportedly meet with the BBC Director-General Lord Hall to learn his fate.

Lord Hall has indicated that he is ready to announce his decision about Jeremy's future at the BBC after reading a report on his "fracas" with one of the show's producers Oisin Tymon.

Ben Cooper, the controller of Radio 1, hinted on Monday that the verdict would be announced imminently.


Jeremy Clarkson is set to learn his fate following his Top Gear suspension

"Let's see what the inquiry says. I think it's about 24 hours away," he said.

The controller also told journalists: "If my son or daughter went to a place of work where they were shouted at, abused, and someone threw a punch at them, then I would want there to be an inquiry and I would want that to be dealt with in a very serious way, and that's what the BBC is doing."

Asked whether he would expect to keep his job in the same situation, Ben replied: "What do you think?"

Top Gear has not been broadcast since Jeremy Clarkson's suspension

Jeremy was suspended by the BBC on 10 March, after an argument with producer Oisin Tymon. In a statement announcing the decision, the network wrote: "Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended."

Kevin MacQuarrie, the head of BBC Scotland, carried out an internal investigation into the incident and interviewed those involved along with other witnesses, before handing his report to Lord Hall at the weekend.

The popular show has not been broadcast since Jeremy's suspension, and four Top Gear Live shows in Norway have been postponed because of uncertainty over the presenter's future.

Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May will reportedly be expected to continue with the live shows until September even if Jeremy's contract is cancelled.