This is all from the live feed on The Guardian. Just copy/pasted it.


Speaking outside his home in west London, Top Gear presenter James May described his colleague's departure as a "tragedy".

He said:

Well apparently they have shot him. I've only found this out by prising the information out of various BBC sources, nobody has actually told me officially until a few moments ago when they emailed.

I don't really have anything to say about it. It's a tragedy. I'm sorry that what ought to have been a small incident sorted out easily has turned into something big... I have only known for the past few minutes and if you excuse me I have to write the eBay listing for my Ferrari.


Asked if he thought the decision was fair, May said it was "probably within the law and their hands were tied".


On his own future, May said:

Erm, well I don't want to talk about that too much but I think we are very much the three of us as a package. It works for very complicated reasons that a lot of people don't fully understand. So that will require a lot of careful thought ...Much as I think he's a knob I quite like working with Jeremy.