British Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC.
Clarkson, 54, who is known for being outspoken, had already been given a final warning about his behavior after claims that he had used a racist slur during filming two years ago, Reuters reports.
“Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation,” the BBC said in a statement on Tuesday.
The U.K. broadcaster reported that he stands accused of hitting the producer during an argument last week.
Clarkson has not commented on the suspension.
Sunday’s episode of the current season will not be broadcast and it is uncertain whether the remaining episodes will be shown.
Top Gear is one of the BBC’s most successful television programs and is watched in more than 200 countries.