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Jeremy Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) Jeremy Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer specialising in motoring, who is most famous for his role as a presenter for the BBC motoring show Top Gear. For over a decade he has been known as a public personality appearing on a wide variety of programmes and writing a variety of pieces for newspapers. His humour and outspoken views have frequently provoked public reaction, sometimes causing criticism from a wide range of backgrounds. However, he has also gained a wide fan base over the years, and is credited with transforming Top Gear into the one of the most popular and most watched shows the BBC have ever produced. 

Net Worth: In March 2015 The Independent Newspaper claimed Clarkson's net worth was estimated to be £30 million.

Career: Clarkson began his writing career by training as a journalist and writing for Rotherham Advertiser, Rochdale Observer, Wolverhampton Express and Star, Lincolnshire Life, Shropshire Star and the Associated Kent Newspapers. The Shropshire Star has been credited by Clarkson as the place where he made his first breakthrough as a motoring columnist. 

By 1984 Clarkson had founded the Motoring Press Agency through which he performed road tests for motoring magazines and local newspapers. This progressed to pieces for publications such as Performance Car and Top Gear magazine. Up to present day Clarkson continues to write a variety of articles for broadsheet newspaper The Sunday Times and tabloid The Sun. 

Clarkson's most major television role has been as one of the presenters on the British Motoring show Top Gear from October 1988 to February 2000 (in its early format) and from October 2002 to March 2015 in the programme's new format alongside co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond. Top Gear is recognised on an international scale, as the show is rebroadcast to over 100 countries around the world. 

Alongside Top Gear, Clarkson has also presented the first series of Robot Wars in the UK, ran a talk show entitled Clarkson between 1998 and 2000, and presented documentaries based on non-motoring themes like History and Engineering. Clarkson has also expressed his opinions on television shows such as Room 101, Parkinson, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Grumpy Old Men, Have I Got News for You and Question Time. 

Aside from the success of Top Gear, Clarkson has also had a number of achievements in other areas. In 2005, Clarkson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the Oxford Brookes University. 2007 saw Clarkson win the National Television Awards Special Recognition Award. The same year it was reported that Clarkson earned £1 million a year for his role as a Top Gear presenter, and a further £1.7 million from books, DVDs and newspaper columns. An internet petition was submitted on the Prime Minister's Number 10 website to "Make Jeremy Clarkson Prime Minister". It had attracted 49,446 signatures by the time it was closed. On Motor Trend Magazine's Power List for 2011, listing the fifty most influential figures in the automotive industry, Clarkson was ranked 49th. 

Personal life: Clarkson was the son of a teacher and a travelling salesman. His parents originally ran a business selling tea cosies but later expanded their business to selling stuffed toys - this expansion is what funded their son's private school education. Clarkson was eventually expelled from Repton School. Until his voice broke, Clarkson played the role of a public schoolboy in a BBC radio Children's Hour show. In 1989 he married Alexandra James (now Hall) but the two separated after six months. Four years later he married his manager Frances Cain in Fulham. The two lived in the Cotswolds with their three children. Clarkson's second wife reportedly filed divorce proceedings in April 2014. 

Clarkson's beliefs and views branch into a number of areas, from politics to the environment and cultural concerns. He openly opposes any government which tries to impose regulation and reduce what he regards as personal freedom. He was against the smoking and fox hunting bans established through labour governments and often criticises proposals such as road charging - he regularly highlights John Prescott the former transport minister for ridicule. Clarkson was invited to attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral in 2013. Clarkson has also held beliefs on the fear of 'hoodies' and intimidating adolescents, and in 2007 he was cleared of allegations of assaulting a hoodie in Milton Keynes. 

Clarkson is also against the cause of the green movement and organisations such as Greenpeace. Whilst he doubts whether the impact of global warming will be as negative as it's made out, he also believes that a gradual and quiet attempt to be more eco-friendly on a daily basis is something that people should do. Many believe that Clarkson's public persona doesn't necessarily reflect his personal views. The BBC has also stressed on several occasions that these are Jeremy's views and not those of the BBC. 

Throughout his career Clarkson has become increasingly well-known for his controversial statements both inside and outside of his work with the BBC. Some of these incidents on Top Gear include a joke involving lorry drivers in 2008, jokes involving Indian culture in 2012, and ethnic slurs in 2013 and 2014.

On the 25th of March 2015 it was revealed that Clarkson's contract with the BBC would not be renewed following him physically and verbally attacking a Top Gear producer at a hotel. 



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Jeremy Clarkson's New Amazon Prime Show Finally Has A Name - And It Isn't 'Gear Knobs'


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After many months of agonising, the new Amazon Prime motoring show fronted by former ‘Top Gear’ presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May finally has a name – ‘The Grand Tour’.

On Wednesday afternoon (May 11th), Clarkson wrote on Twitter: “Start the smoke. We have a name”. The title was then revealed, apparently a reference to their intention to host each episode in a different city across the world and the copious number of filming locations already used - including northern Africa, Barbados, Portugal and London.

“So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?” another tweet read soon afterwards.

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Jeremy Clarkson Arrives At China Exchange In London

Jeremy Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson arrives at China Exchange in London. The former 'Top Gear' host and columnist at The Sun is to be interviewed about his highly anticipated Amazon series. at Gerrard Street London UK - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Chris Evans Calls Jeremy Clarkson's 'Top Gear' Sacking Bizarre


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‘Top Gear’ host Chris Evans has described the sacking of his predecessor Jeremy Clarkson as ‘bizarre’. Clarkson was fired from the BBC show last year, after a ‘fracas’ in which he punched producer Oisin Tymon, but Evans said he’s surprised that it was that incident which ended his ‘Top Gear’ run.

Chris EvansChris Evans says Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit was ‘bizarre’.

"What is fascinating is that he went for what he went for, considering what had gone on before,” Evans told GQ. If you look at the chronology of controversy of 'Top Gear' over the last five or six years, it is bizarre that he went for losing his rag over his dinner when there had been international incidents before that…”

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Jeremy Clarkson Details Woes Of Naming New Amazon Prime Series


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Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he's spent thousands of pounds consulting lawyers while trying to come up with a name for his new Amazon Prime series and he’s still no closer to finding a title. Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson said most of his suggestions have been ruled out by legal advisors who say they have already been trademarked.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson still can't find a name for upcoming Amazon Prime series.

“I spend at least six hours a day in my office — which is insured and smoke-free and resplendent with potted plants — sucking creatively on a corporate Biro as I wait for the daily 3pm ‘Anything yet?’ phone call from Amazon in Los Angeles,” he wrote.

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Jeremy Clarkson Shares Epic Throwback Pic With James May And Richard Hammond


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Jeremy Clarkson has posted an epic throwback picture, showing just how much he and co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond have changed over the past few decades. The trio, who are still working on a name for their upcoming Amazon Prime show, sported some dodgy haircuts and made some questionable fashion choices back in the 80s, but fans can decide which one came out looking the worst.

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Jeremy Clarkson, James May And Richard Hammond Still Can't Find A Name For New Amazon Prime Show


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Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have released their first promo video for their new Amazon Prime show, which still doesn't have a name. In the video the trio are seen trying desperately to brainstorm a title, so they can stop calling it ‘Currently Unnamed TV Show’.

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond The former ‘Top Gear’ presenters are having trouble naming their new TV show.

Filmed ‘somewhere in London’ the promo shows the three presenters sitting together and offering up some ideas for what the show could be titled. "It's been months - we still have no name. Well how long can we keep calling it 'currently unnamed TV show’?" Clarkson says.

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Publicity Stunt Or Real Danger? Jeremy Clarkson Shares Picture Of Bloodied Face After Filming For New Series


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Jeremy Clarkson took to twitter on Friday (April 1st) to share a shocking image of his blackened and bloodied face, after filming a dangerous new stunt for his upcoming Amazon Prime series. But some fans questioned the authenticity of Clarkson’s pic and wondered if it was all just a publicity stunt.

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Chris Evans Describes Former 'Top Gear' Hosts As Zippy, Bungle And George


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New ‘Top Gear’ presenter Chris Evans has hit out at the show’s former hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, labelling them ‘Zippy, Bungle and George’. Evans did not say which of the former hosts was each ‘Rainbow’ character, but it seems the battle lines have been drawn between Evans' 'Top Gear' and the trio's new Amazon show.

Top GearChris Evans and his new 'Top Gear' team.

Writing in his Mail on Sunday column Evans said: “Today I will be mostly on my travels again, this time going to Venice with That Car Show,” (via The Daily Star). "Good title, don’t you think? For a car show.”

Continue reading: Chris Evans Describes Former 'Top Gear' Hosts As Zippy, Bungle And George

Jeremy Clarkson Says He Still Holds A Grudge Against BBC Executive


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Former ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has said he still holds a grudge against the BBC, a year on from his sacking. Speaking to The Times, Clarkson singled out former director of television Danny Cohen, saying the two repeatedly clashed, even over the death of the presenter’s mother.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson still holds a grudge over his BBC sacking.

“Danny and I were, and I suspect will remain for ever, very far apart on every single thing," Clarkson said. “Normally you could find some common ground with somebody but I think Danny and I could probably get on perfectly well so long as we absolutely never had to think about each other for the rest of time.”

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Jeremy Clarkson Posts Picture Of Car "Accident" While Filming Amazon Show In Barbados


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Fans of Jeremy Clarkson’s reign on ‘Top Gear’ can be assured that the new Amazon Prime show will be as excessively silly as ever, after the presenter posted photographic evidence of a car wreck he was involved in during filming in Barbados.

The disgraced former BBC presenter, who was sacked after the legendary ‘fracas’ with a producer which occurred almost exactly a year ago on the last series of ‘Top Gear’, admitted that he wrote off one of the cars he was driving while shooting the new big-budget Amazon Prime series on the Caribbean island with trusty colleagues Richard Hammond and James May.

Jeremy Clarkson's New Show Turns Into Car Crash


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The British TV star, who is currently making a motoring show for internet giant Amazon's video streaming service, posted a photo of a crumpled car chassis with an exposed engine alongside the caption, “Had a bit of an accident while filming today”.

Jeremy and ex-Top Gear stars James May and Richard Hammond have been filming for their new project in Barbados over the weekend (27-28Feb16), but it is not known where the picture of the smash was taken.

The trio departed the BBC show last year (15) when Jeremy was dismissed due to an altercation with a crew member. Last month (Feb16) he apologised for his actions and settled a $140,080 (£100,000) personal injury claim against him.

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The Sun Military Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Jeremy Clarkson - The Sun Military Awards 2016 (Millies) held at the Guildhall - Arrivals at Guildhall, - London, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd January 2016

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Guy Richie And Jeremy Clarkson Out And About

Jeremy Clarkson - Guy Richie and Jeremy Clarkson seen at 34 Restaurant Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Jeremy Clarkson Leaves His Home

Jeremy Clarkson - Jeremy Clarkson leaves home in a Mercedes S class AMG - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th March 2015

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The Sun Military Awards 2014

Jeremy Clarkson - The Sun Military Awards (Millies) 2014 - Arrivals - London - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Jeremy Clarkson

Date of birth

11th April, 1960

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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