The Top Gear presenter was accused of using the N-word during an outtake as he recited the nursery rhyme ‘Eeny Meeny Miny Moe’.
But it seems Jeremy will face no consequences for his racist language as he is set to sign a £12 million deal with the BBC. The deal, which will kick in when Clarkson’s previous deal runs out at the end of next April, will keep Top Gear presenter on the BBC until 2018.
A BBC source told the Sunday People: “There is no question of Jeremy’s deal not being renewed.It is being worked on right now. The top executives want him signed up as soon as possible.We are all very excited that Top Gear as we know it will be with us for three more years from 2015.”
“Top Gear” is one of the broadcaster’s biggest earners, screened in more than 100 countries, making the BBC more than $500 million a year.
Regarding the racist situation, Jeremy made a video in which he apologized for his actions and asked for forgiveness from the British public. Also The BBC have ensured that Jeremy won’t use racist language again.
The broadcaster said in a statement: “Jeremy Clarkson has set out the background to this regrettable episode.
“We have made it absolutely clear to him, the standards the BBC expects on air and off. We have left him in no doubt about how seriously we view this.”
However, Clarkson appears to be secure in his potion – the new deal would reportedly see him paid £1million a year, in addition to an annual sum of £3 million from BBC Worldwide for Top Gear merchandise that is sold internationally.
The source added: “Jeremy is loved by Top Gear viewers, not just in Britain but across the world.
“There is absolutely no way that there are any plans for the show to go on without him so the BBC got in early to make sure he stays.
“He will receive a fee to present the show as well as another wage from BBC Worldwide who own the rights to Top Gear. Everything is pressing ahead as it should be and is running very smoothly. The BBC don’t want Jeremy to go anywhere else.
“He loves Top Gear so everyone is looking forward to putting pen to paper on this one.”
Clarkson is thought to have earned £14 million for his work on Top Gear last year, including his salary and payments related to the show’s global success.