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Sue Perkins Quits Twitter After Death Threats Over Top Gear Rumours

Out TV presenter Sue Perkins has said she is taking a break from Twitter after she received threats over rumours that she would take over as host of Top Gear.

Tweeting this morning, Perkins said: “Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me & Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead…” “This morning, someone suggested they’d like to see me burn to death,” she said in a separate message. She went on: “All of which goes to say that I am off Twitter for a bit. Love and peace x.”

Also read: Sue Perkins Responds to the Dinosaurs on Twitter Who Think a Gay Woman Shouldn’t Replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear

A number of fans tweeted their support for star including her girlfriend Anna Richardson also hit out at trolls, and asked people to tweet their support for Sue with a selfie:

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