Jeremy forks out €126,000 to Irish Top Gear producer and says SORRY

It seems that Jeremy Clarkson has backed down off his high horse and has apologised to the Irish Top Gear producer who he punched last year.

Oisin Tymon launched legal action against Jeremy and the BBC after the car fanatic punched him and left him with a bloody lip last March.

Mr Clarkson allegedly completely lost his temper when he was told he couldn't order a sirloin steak after a day of filming. He then proceeded to call Oisin a "lazy, Irish c***" while they were at their hotel.

But today, Mr Tymon's lawyers have revealed that the case has been settled and Jeremy paid the producer £100,000 (€126,000).

Jeremy has now issued a statement via his law firm: "I would like to say sorry , once again, to Oisin Tymon for the incident and its regrettable aftermath.

"I want to reiterate that none of this was in any way his fault. I would also like to make it clear that the abuse he has suffered since the incident is unwarranted and I am sorry too that he has had to go through that.

"I am pleased that this matter is now resolved. Oisin was always a creatively exciting part of Top Gear and I wish him every success with his future projects."

Jeremy reportedly tried to apologise to Oisin before, and last June he tweeted that he was "so sad and sorry it's ended like this" after his last Top Gear show with James and Richard aired.