BBC's consumer products arm tells Licensing.biz it will work closely with partners for show's renewal and return in 2016.

BBC Worldwide ‘remains strongly supportive of and committed to Top Gear’

BBC Worldwide has told Licensing.biz that it remains ‘strongly supportive of and committed to Top Gear’ following the news this afternoon that host Jeremy Clarkson will not be having his contract renewed.

A statement sent to us read:

"BBC Worldwide remains strongly supportive of and committed to Top Gear – which is fully BBC owned – as a key property within our catalogue and brand portfolio.

"We will continue to work closely with BBC Television and all our partners on plans for its renewal and return in 2016."

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