A tank has delivered the petition calling for Jeremy Clarkson’s return to the BBC. Political blog Guido Fawkes, which launched the petition, was behind the stunt on Friday. It involved a man dressed as Top Gear’s famous mascot The Stig, riding the hulking piece of hardware through central London to present the petition.
LONDON —As a petition to have Jeremy Clarkson reinstated on motoring series Top Gear nears 1 million signatures, his supporters chose an unusual set of wheels to deliver it to the BBC.
Host Clarkson was suspended from the popular BBC show last week after a “fracas” with a producer over catering, but a petition calling for his return quickly garnered much support. The incident is the latest in a long line of controversies for Top Gear.
Clarkson was auctioning a lap around the Top Gear track at the event at Roundhouse theatre in Camden, according to The Guardian. It went for £100,000 — the night’s highest amount. Jeremy Clarkson supporters use tank to deliver petition to reinstate ‘Top Gear’ host