Jeremy Clarkson's controversial comment that all strikers should be executed “in front of their families” is set to become the most complained about remark on the BBC.
The latest update shows 31,057 people have complained about the incident which is 10,000 more than the figure published on Friday morning.
Top Gear presenter Mr Clarkson appeared on the One Show on Wednesday and was asked what he would do with the strikers, he replied "I would have them all shot". He added: "I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families. I mean how dare they go on strike when they have these gilt-edged pensions that are going to be guaranteed, while the rest of us have to work for a living." At the end of the show, the presenters issued an on-air apology for Clarkson’s “exaggerated” comic talents and “strong views”.
Mr Clarkson later apologised for the remarks saying: "If the BBC and I have caused any offence, I'm quite happy to apologise alongside them.”