BBC has announced Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has officially resigned.

Last month, an internal e-mail from Wilman emerged onto the web indicating his plans to resign as he wrote "our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show's history, not the whole of it." However, shortly after the leak, Wilman said the e-mail was not a letter of resignation as he described it as being a "private note of thanks to 113 people who have worked on the show over the years." Now, BBC has announced that Wilman is no longer the Top Gear producer.

In related news, James May's agent said the presenter is still negotiating with BBC about the future of the show, even though May said Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson would be "a bit of a daft idea." BBC is currently looking for someone who could replace Clarkson and they are not ruling out the possibility of hiring a woman.