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Jeremy Clarkson thanks fans for support during Top Gear suspension

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has thanked his fans on Twitter for their support during his suspension from the show.

The 54-year-old has been suspended since it emerged he was involved in what the BBC called ”a fracas” with one of the show’s producers.

In a comment on the social network Jeremy said he was “very touched” with the support he had received.

Many many thanks to all of the people who have called for my reinstatement. I'm very touched. We shall all learn next week what will happen.

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 20, 2015

He went on to say that “we will all learn next week what will happen”.

Jeremy was suspended after allegedly punching producer Oisin Tymon during a row – which took place after filming – over a hot meal at a hotel.

Suspended BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson

(Philip Toscano/PA)

The last episodes of Top Gear have been postponed, causing the BBC to lose millions of viewers and receive thousands of complaints.

Today, a man dressed as Top Gear’s Stig has delivered a petition to the BBC’s London headquarters in a tank to call for the return of the show’s host.

The petition, created by the Guido Fawkes website, has been signed by one million people.

Meanwhile, an inquiry into the fracas is ongoing. The corporation’s internal investigation into Jeremy’s behaviour is to be handed over to the director-general next week.