Top Gear Producer Andy Wilman 'Not' Quitting

Despite rumours circulating today, Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has confirmed he is not leaving the show.

Rumours began to circulate that the producer, credited with saving the show in the early 2000's, had quit following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson.

Wilman, a long-time friend and former schoolmate of Clarkson, is widely credited as the person who saved the show by introducing the presenting trio which also includes James May and Richard Hammond.

Wilman issued at statement this morning saying: "The email I wrote yesterday was not a resignation statement, and nor was it meant for public consumption.

"It was a private note of thanks to 113 people who have worked on the show over the years, but clearly one of those 113 is a bit of a tit, because they shared it with a website.

"I don't get this modern obsession with sharing, linking, forwarding, retweeting; whatever happened to a private moment?

"And if I were to resign, I wouldn't do it publicly, I'd do it old school by handing in my, er, notice, to someone upstairs in HR.

"I work behind the camera and I wouldn't presume for one moment to think people are interested in what I do. Now, everyone back to work."

The rumours follow sightings over the weekend of James May at the BBC's Broadcasting House, who is rumoured to be considering a new contract with the broadcaster for the continuation of the Top Gear franchise.