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Clarkson Hints At Top Gear Exit

Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the time may have come for him to leave Top Gear, likening himself to a dinosaur that nature had made a mistake in inventing.

Writing in his column for British newspaper the Sun, he says that the day must come when you "wave goodbye to the big monsters".

He continues: "I don't intend to dwell here on what happened then or what will happen in the future. I'm sure you're as fed up with the story as I am."

Clarkson goes on to apparently make light of the BBC suspending him "following a fracas", saying that one news report had been "wildly inaccurate" in saying that he had been seen using a bus.

"I can assure you that things are bad. But they are not that bloody bad," he writes.

Clarkson's column expands on the comparisons with the animal kingdom saying that big imposing creatures on the brink of extinction, like the polar bears or tigers, had no place in a world which has moved on.

He adds: "We lose one animal and we get another. The world turns."

The presenter also thanks his fans, saying that one of the things that has cheered him up is the how many people have expressed their support.

More than 870,000 people have signed a petition demanding he keep his job after he was suspended following the fracas with producer Oisin Tymon, which was sparked when Clarkson was told he could not have a hot steak.

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