THE Irish producer at the centre of the Top Gear “fracas” incident has returned to work – after previously receiving death threats from die hard Jeremy Clarkson fans.
BBC producer Oisín Tymon, 36, hit the headlines in March after Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson punched him over a catering issue, leaving him with a split lip.
It was reported that after a day of filming Mr Clarkson was hoping to have steak for dinner – but was angered when Mr Tymon instead produced soup and a cold meat platter.
BBC Director General Tony Hall said of the incident: "A member of staff – who is a completely innocent party – took himself to Accident and Emergency after a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature. For me a line has been crossed."
During the fallout from the incident, which saw Mr Clarkson's contract not being renewed, Mr Tymon was the target of social media trolling, with several fans of the motor show issuing death threats on Twitter.
"All Oisín wants to do is get on with his job and put all this behind him. He is just relieved to be back to work," a source told The Daily Mirror today.
It is believed Mr Tymon is now working on a different show – as Top Gear’s future hangs in the balance.