Jeremy Clarkson is close to signing a three-year deal for Top Gear.
The 54-year-old presenter could be set to front the popular BBC Two show for another three years despite being involved in a number of controversial incidents over the past year.
A source shared: “All indications are the contract with BBC Worldwide will be renewed shortly and is likely to run for three years.”
The outspoken journalist – who presents the motoring show alongside Richard Hammond and James May – reportedly receives a huge fee of £1m as well as a further seven-figure sum from BBC Worldwide for the job.
And despite receiving a number of calls for Jeremy to be sacked, BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall appears to be in no rush to replace him.
He told Radio Times magazine: “It’s a programme loads of people love and it’s important the BBC doesn’t have just one voice.”
Meanwhile, the stars of the show have started a campaign to help musician Steve Harley pay off a speeding fine.
They have encouraged viewers to download his hit single ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’ after he was caught travelling at 70 miles per hour in a 40mph zone and handed a £1 000 penalty.
Speaking on this past Sunday night’s Top Gear Richard said: “Imagine if everybody did it – he would wake up tomorrow and think, ‘I’m number one, where did that come from?’ It would cheer him up.”
The track – which Harley recorded with his band Cockney Rebel in 1975 – has since shot up the iTunes