Sue Perkins has been forced to quit Twitter after receiving death threats over Top Gear.
The gay British comic was named by bookmakers as the most likely to take over from Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC motoring series.
While she denied being interested in it, she received a huge amount of sexist and homophobic messages on Twitter.
'Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me & Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead,' she said..
'This morning, someone suggested they'd like to see me burn to death.