JEREMY Clarkson asked Oisin Tymon to drop his complaint in exchange for punching Richard Hammond in the face.
After assaulting the Top Gear producer at a hotel and realising he faced the sack, Clarkson offered up Hammond in a bid to ‘put things right’,
A BBC source said: “Once Jeremy had calmed down he went back to Oisin and said ‘Hammond and May are in the bar, so why don’t we go through there and you punch Richard in the face?’.
“Oisin asked if Hammond had agreed to this and Jeremy said that no he hadn’t, but that he was sure he wouldn’t mind.
“Oisin declined and Jeremy then said ‘why don’t we both go through and I’ll punch Hammond in the face and say it was from you’.
“At this point Oisin just got up and walked away as Jeremy chased after him shouting, ‘You have to help me. I need people to see me driving really expensive cars’.”