Former recruitment consultant -Frances is credited as the brains behind Brand Clarkson , helping him craft his -carefully-honed image as a maverick outspoken eccentric who is also a -devoted husband and father.
In 2004 the BBC apologised unreservedly and paid £250 in compensation to a Somerset parish council, after Clarkson damaged a 30-year-old horse-chestnut tree by driving into it to test the strength of a Toyota Hilux. In December 2006 the BBC complaints department upheld the complaint of four Top Gear viewers that Clarkson had used the phrase “ginger beer” (rhyming slang for “queer”) in a derogatory manner, when Clarkson picked up on and agreed with an audience member’s description of the Daihatsu Copen as being a bit “gay”. The Top Gear: Polar Special was criticised by the BBC Trust for glamorising drink driving in a scene showing Clarkson and James May in a vehicle, despite Clarkson saying to the camera “Don’t write in to complain about us drinking and driving, because we’re sailing!” (As they were on top of frozen water.) They stated the scene “was not editorially justified” despite occurring outside the jurisdiction of any drink driving laws. In October 2007 following complaints, Waverley Borough Council were due to investigate a breach of the recently introduced smoking ban in enclosed places, when Clarkson and fellow presenter James May lit Porsche branded pipes in the studio, in a mistaken belief that by using herbal tobacco they were not breaking the law. In fact, the ban applies to anything producing smoke, and was not covered by the theatrical performance exemption.
It’s a little known fact that while filming editions of his groundbreaking, award winning and innovative TV programme Top Gear, Clarkson gives away substantial sums of his own money to complete strangers to act as studio audience members (with the stipulation that those standing at the front must be female aged about 19 have straight blonde hair and big tits); and who are paid on a piece work basis to alternatively laugh like drains or grin inanely at his wonderfully witty, sharp and original observations on cyclists, bus lanes, caravans, speed cameras, global warming, foreigners, and any car which doesn’t cost the combined GDPs of Bolivia and Canada.
Jeremy Clarkson speaks highly of Lincoln. After Top Gear's electric cars ran out power leading to an impromptu visit to Lincoln, presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May spoke about their unexpected day trip. …
In a Brit Twit scandal over "superinjuctions" that bar media from publishing certain information, socialite Jemima Khan says there are no "intimate" photos of her with Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson to block.
Clarkson has a holiday home on the Isle of Man. Anorak can't put his finger on it but that seems to say much about the Top Gear presenter and professional bloke