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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson greets Alice Beer after watching the match between Gilles Simon of France and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day three of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on June 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson gestures as he arrives at the Ticketpro Dome for the Clarkson, Hammond and May Live Show held in Johannesburg on June 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
HAMMERSMITH, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Top Gear presenter James May poses for a photograph outside his home on March 25, 2015 in Hammersmith, London, England. Mr May is currently awaiting news on the future of the BBC programme Top Gear. His co-presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, today heard the news that his contract would not be renewed with the BBC after he was involved in what was described as a 'fracas' with a producer on the show. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson leaves his flat on a bicycle in west London on March 25, 2015. The BBC announced on March 25, 2015 that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson, after he verbally and physically attacked a producer. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson arrives at the Ticketpro Dome behind the wheel of a South African taxi for the filming of the Clarkson, Hammond and May Live show held in Johannesburg on June 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 20: The Stig sighting at The BBC on March 20, 2015 in London, England.
The Stig arrived in a tank to deliver a petition, Change.orgs fastest ever growing campaign to bosses, demanding they reinstate suspended host Jeremy Clarkson following his fracas with producer Oisin Tymon. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Jeremy Clarkson seen returning home on a bike on March 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
Since it first aired in the U.K. in 2002, "Top Gear" has grown from a straightforward show about cars into a global phenomena watched by 350 million viewers in 170 countries. According to the New York Times, Clarkson was paid about $1.5 million a year to present the show, making him one of the network's most highly-paid employees.
The series was a fast-paced and stunt-filled motoring show that tests whether cars live up to their manufacturers claims.