Jack Nicholls Sacked after Inappropriate Behavior Investigation Emerges
Netflix: Drive to Survive and Formula E commentator Jack Nicholls lost his job with the Formula E championship. A statement from Formula E was released that stated, “Formula E can confirm that an investigation was carried out in response to complaints of inappropriate behavior received about Jack Nicholls. Following this investigation, Jack Nicholls’s contract to provide race commentary was terminated.”
Nicholls publicly responded to the decision by stating, “Although disappointed with the decision, I respect it and accept why it was taken. I want to take full responsibility for what I did and apologize unreservedly for a couple of isolated incidents that has made those concerned feel uncomfortable. I never meant any harm and I am committed to making amends and to be more mindful of my behavior in future.”
Three complaints of inappropriate behavior were made against Jack Nicholls. It’s reported that one of the allegations came directly from a younger staff member. The other allegations were reported by witnesses to the incidents.
We will report more on this story as it develops. It appears that Nicholls has voluntarily stepped down from his role at the British Broadcast Company (BBC). At this time the BBC is not launching a formal investigation into these findings. Nicholls’ involvement with Formula E started in 2014 at the start of the series. There are no current reports of his roles with Formula 1 being affected.