That's not gone well...
Jeremy Clarkson faces arrest today after the BBC sacked him for punching a Top Gear producer in the face with such force he had to go to A&E.
The corporation's internal investigation concluded the star, 54, launched an 'unprovoked' 30-second physical attack on Oisin Tymon because he was offered a plate of cold cuts instead of steak and chips.
North Yorkshire Police today said it had asked the BBC for its report into the 'fracas' in a luxury hotel in the county and said action will be taken against Clarkson 'where necessary'.
Revealing the sacking, Lord Hall, the Director General of the BBC, said: 'It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. For me a line has been crossed'.
It emerged tonight that Clarkson will still be paid and employed by the BBC until his contract expires at the end of the month.
Based on reports of his estimated £1million annual salary, it means the BBC will have paid him nearly £74,000 from the point he was suspended until the end of March.
The star this afternoon changed his Twitter biography to say he 'used to be a presenter on Top Gear'.
Co-star James May called the decision a 'tragedy' and said he, Clarkson and Richard Hammond 'come as a package', suggesting that all three are now likely to leave the BBC.
May, who was spotted outside his London home in a variety of outfits today, also hinted that his future with Top Gear may be over, after changing his Twitter biography to describe himself as a 'former TV presenter.'
Hammond tweeted shortly afterwards: 'Gutted at such a sad end to an era. We're all three of us idiots in our different ways but it's been an incredible ride together'.
The Director General, who has spoken to both Clarkson and Mr Tymon since the fracas and is said to have met with the Top Gear host face-to-face last night, said the producer was subjected to 'sustained verbal abuse that no-one should have to endure'.
The sacking is likely to spark a bidding war for Clarkson's services, with ITV, Sky and Netflix all said to be willing to pay Clarkson millions to present a motoring show for them.