A man dressed as Top Gear’s stig delivered a petition to the BBC’s London headquarters in a tank
It is calling for the return of the motoring show’s host Jeremy Clarkson.
The heavy militarily vehicle arrived via Great Portland Street shortly after 12 pm. The driver aimed its gun at the BBC Headquarters.
Clarkson, 54, has been suspended since it emerged he was involved in what the BBC called a “fracas” with one of show’s producers.
Last night Clarkson claimed the corporation’s executives are about to sack him.
The unknown driver arrived late to New Broadcasting House after the tank broke down in heavy traffic.
He drove the large vehicle slowly while making its way through Clarkson’s fans and journalists.
The petition created by the Guido Fawkes website was signed by one million people.
A BBC employee received the signatures in a white box with a message "Bring Back Clarkson" written accross the front.
Harry Cole, the site’s Westminster bureau chief, said all those people who signed the petition could not be ignored.
He added, "We are not defending him. We are saying do not punish the viewers. Punish Jeremy Clarkson all you want but don’t pull Top Gear off the air because it is not fair to the millions of people who love him."
The protest was silent. The man dressed as a Top Gear’s Stig posed for couple of pictures but made no comments.
Clarkson revealed he wanted to do “one last ever lap” of the Top Gear test track as he was talking on stage at a charity gala for young people at the Roundhouse in north London.
Clarkson’s future on the BBC is likely to be decided next week when the corporation’s internal investigation into his behaviour is handed over to the director-general.