Jeremy Clarkson is about to signal a brand new £12m contract – just weeks after footage emerged of him using the n-word.

The ‘Top Gear’ presenter is about to finish negotiations on a 3-yr deal that may hold him on the BBC till 2018.

A source told the Sunday People: “There is not any query of Jeremy’s deal not being renewed.

“It is being labored on proper now. The prime executives need him signed up as quickly as potential.

“We are all very ­excited that Top Gear as we all know will probably be with us for 3 extra years from 2015.

Clarkson was pressured to grovel an apology after a clip of him confirmed him mumbling the n-phrase whereas reciting a nursery rhyme in a phase from a few years in the past.

In a video posted on-line, Clarkson stated he “appeared” to make use of the phrase however stated he had been “extraordinarily eager” to keep away from it. He stated: “I am begging your forgiveness.”

The incident got here just some weeks after he was embroiled in one other racism row when he was accused of referring to a Asian man in an episode of the motoring show as a “slope”.