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According to British tabloid newspapers, Clarkson is having an affair with a coworker during the Top Gear Live World tour. Before you jump to any conclusions, its not a menage a trois between Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. No the affair is said to be between Clarkson and Phillipa Sage, a production assistant on the Top Gear live shows.
Reports suggest that Clarkson and Sage have been spotted kissing in public and even sharing hotel rooms while on tour.
Clarkson and Sage have so far called the accusation as “nonsense.” Clarkson said he was shocked to find himself as “the next Tiger Woods.” However, Sage’s remark that it is not unusual for Top Gear colleagues to share hotel rooms, might not sit that well with Frances Clarkson, wife of Jeremy and mother of their three children.
Top Gear is currently under a lot of hot water for their recent remarks about Mexicans and are also facing a lawsuit from Tesla for wrongfully representing their product.
This latest case is currently just tabloid news, and we hope it stays just that. It would be a shame to lose a show like Top Gear over something like this.
Top Gear host's big-mouth gets him in trouble again
Caption: Clarkson, known for his big mouth, driving the Ariel Atom
In an uncharacteristically-Clarkson-esque move, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson apologized after calling British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a, “one-eyed Scottish idiot.”
Apparently the remarks, made while Clarkson was at a press conference about Top Gear Live show in Sydney, Australia, created quite a stir back in the U.K. It wasn’t so much that Prime Minister Brown was upset, but rather other influential members of parliament and the House of Lords, as well as advocacy groups for the blind, which did not appreciate the association of incompetence with loss of sight.
Clarkson, it should be noted, is paid two million pounds a year by the publicly owned (aka, government run) BBC. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
Prime Minister Brown, it should be noted, only has sight in one eye following a rugby accident in his teens.
“In the heat of the moment I made a remark about the Prime Minister’s personal appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologize,” said Clarkson.
This is hardly Clarkson’s first faux pas, in fact during the Sydney press conference he made other disparaging remarks, commenting that the Top Gear motorcycle stunt-men are from France and that, “if they get killed it’s not the end of the world.”
Last year Clarkson made headlines for commenting that truck drivers regularly murder prostitutes.