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Top Gear Fans Threaten To Kill Potential Clarkson Replacement

The Internet's trolls continuously find a new way to hit bottom.

Some people are having a really tough time imagining “Top Gear” without Jeremy Clarkson. Sue Perkins, a British TV presenter famous for appearing on “The Great British Bake Off,” has received death threats via Twitter after UK bettors made her the favorite to replace the ousted Clarkson. Perkins tweeted about the abuse, with one man saying he’d like to see her burn to death. As you might expect she quit Twitter, telling her followers she was taking a break for a bit.

The bizarre story is made even stranger by the fact that no one but bookmakers had Perkins as the front-runner to join the show. Perkins has some experience with cars having appeared on the BBC show “World’s Most Dangerous Roads." Still, it's hard to believe that would qualify her to host a car show. These so-called “Top Gear” fans have taken things way too far with their threats against Perkins. What's ironic is that they’re hurting the reputation of the show and the presenter they’re trying so hard to “protect.”

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