Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he is planning a new motoring show to rival BBC's Top Gear following his controversial axing.
The 55-year-old star, who was given a "final warning" by the broadcaster in 2014 for using racist language, was suspended in March after allegedly punching Oisin Tymon, one of the show's producers, during a row over catering during location filming in Newcastle.
BBC director-general Tony Hall explained that Clarkson was given his marching orders because "a line has been crossed" when he assaulted the producer and "there cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another".
North Yorkshire Police has since confirmed that following an investigation into the incident, Clarkson would not face any further police action.
"I have lost my baby but I shall create another," he wrote in his column for the Sunday Times. "I don't know who the other parent will be or what the baby will look like, but I cannot sit around any more organising my photograph album.
"Let's stop being silly and pick up the pieces and start again ... I just know I'm going to do another car show."
Meanwhile, the outspoken broadcaster also revealed he had a cancer scare, two days before the clash with Tymon.
"Two days before the 'fracas' I'd been told, sternly, by my doctor that a lump on my tongue was probably cancer and that I must get it checked out immediately," he explained. "But I couldn't do that. We were in the middle of a Top Gear series. And Top Gear always came first."