Apr. 11th, 1960
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born April 11, 1960) is an English broadcaster and journalist who specialises in motoring. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear along with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May. He also writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun.
From a career as a local journalist in the North of England, Clarkson rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988. Since the mid-1990s Clarkson has become a recognised public personality, regularly appearing on British television presenting his own shows and appearing as a guest on other shows. As well as motoring, Clarkson has produced programmes and books on subjects such as history and engineering. From 1998 to 2000 he also hosted his own chat show, Clarkson.
His opinionated but humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and presenting style has often generated much public reaction to his viewpoints. His actions both privately and as a Top Gear presenter have also sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, politicians, pressure groups and the public.
As well as the criticism levelled against him, Clarkson also generated a significant following in the public at large, being credited as a factor in the resurgence of Top Gear to the most popular show on BBC Two.
- Notorious for his reactionary, outspoken opinions.
- Sold his Ferrari 355 Spyder to purchase a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (which he loves). Also, purchased one of only twenty eight 2005 Ford GTs imported to England (with which he has had an innumerable amount of problems, but still loves).
- Owns the lighthouse cottages at the South end of Langness Peninsula in Derbyhaven, Isle Of Man.
- He is a fan of the rock band Curved Air.
- Has placed an order for a Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster.
- Was hit in the face with a pie by a protester whilst collecting his honorary degree for services to engineering from Oxford Brookes University
- Sold his Mercedes SL55 AMG and has subsequently purchased an SLK55 AMG.
- Three children- Emily, Finlo and Katya
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