Jeremy Clarkson has not been axed from his role as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? presenter.
Earlier this week, it was widely reported he had exited the show amid ongoing controversy over his comments on Meghan Markle.
A spokesperson for ITV has confirmed that “for the avoidance of doubt, neither Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been cancelled.”
In his column for The Sun newspaper, Mr Clarkson said he ‘hated’ the UK’s Duchess of Sussex more than serial killer Rose West.
He also said he dreamed of seeing her "paraded naked through the streets" in a fashion similar to the famous scene in Game of Thrones, while crowds shout “shame” and throw excrement at her.
The article later became the UK Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (Ipso) most complained-about article.
Mr Clarkson later said he was “profoundly sorry” for the article and described his own language as “disgraceful”.
The Sun has also apologised.
It is believed Amazon Prime Video has decided to part ways with the presenter after the seasons of “The Grand Tour” and “Clarkson’s Farm” that have already been commissioned have been aired.
A spokesperson for ITV, however, confirmed, that no decision has been made on his long-term future.
“As we have said for several weeks, ITV is contractually committed to a further series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” she said.
“There are no further commissioning commitments beyond that currently as is typical with such shows where we make commissioning decisions on a series-by-series basis.”
“Therefore, for the avoidance of doubt, neither Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? nor Jeremy Clarkson have been cancelled.”
She noted that the series of the show ITV has committed to has already been recorded.
Mr Clarkson lost his job at the BBC in 2016 after he reached a court settlement with an Irish producer for racial discrimination and personal injury.