BBC Bans Jeremy Clarkson's TomTom Voice

By Sam Gibbs on at

Ouch. That Top Gear TomTom you were after? Yeah, you better scramble quick-smart. The BBC has pulled permission for the use of Clarkson's voice, as it might be seen as an endorsement -- something the BBC isn't allowed to do.

TomTom had reportedly jumped the gun a little bit, shipping some 54,000 of the PNDs to stores before the Beeb had finalised the deal. Thankfully TomTom's not being forced to pull the units from stores, but all profits will go to Children In Need and you can bet you won't see anything like it again. Give us a shout in the comments if you're a fan and managed to actually get one -- and how much you're selling it for on eBay. [Electricpig]