Jeremy Clarkson

British broadcaster, journalist and writer

Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960)[3] is an English author, broadcaster, journalist, talk show host. He is best known for presenting BBC television show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and James May. He is also known for controversial remarks.

Jeremy Clarkson
Clarkson in 2006
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson

(1960-04-11) 11 April 1960 (age 64)[1]
EducationRepton School
Hill House School, Doncaster
Occupation(s)Author, broadcaster, journalist, talk show host
Years active1988–present
Employer(s), The Sun, The Sunday Times
Known for
Notable workSee below
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Alexandra James
(m. 1989⁠–⁠1990)
Frances Cain
(m. 1993)
Parent(s)Shirley and Eddie Clarkson

He also writes columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun.

Clarkson was ranked 49th on Motor Trend Magazine's Power List for 2011. It is a list of the fifty most important figures in the automotive industry.[4]

On 26 March 2015, while Clarkson was not allowed to be at work, the BBC announced it will not keep paying him after he said cruel things to and attacked a producer.[5]

Shows he has appeared in



Year Title
1988–2000 Top Gear (Original Format) BBC VHS, 1994–1998
1995–1996 Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld BBC VHS, 1996
1997 Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines BBC VHS, 1997
1998 Robot Wars N/A
2000 Jeremy Clarkson's Car Years N/A
2001 Jeremy Clarkson's Speed BBC VHS, 2001
2001 You Don't Want To Do That N/A
2002–2015 Top Gear (Current Format) BBC DVD, 2010–
2002 Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours N/A
2003 The Victoria Cross: For Valour BBC DVD, 2011
2004 Inventions That Changed the World N/A
2007 Jeremy Clarkson: The Greatest Raid of All Time BBC DVD, 2011
2016- The Grand Tour N/A

Other roles

Year Title Role
1993 Mr Blobby's Christmas Guest
1997 Room 101 Guest
1997 The Mrs Merton Show Guest
1998–2000 Clarkson Chat Show
2002 100 Greatest Britons Guest
2002 Have I Got News for You Guest Host
2002 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Guest
2003 Patrick Kielty Almost Live Guest
2003 Parkinson Guest
2003 Question Time Participant
2003 Grumpy Old Men Participant
2004 Call My Bluff Participant
2004 QI Participant
2004 Who Do You Think You Are? Participant
2005 Top of the Pops Guest Host
2006 Cars Voice Artist
2006 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest Host
2006 The F Word Participant
2008 The One Show Guest
2008 Have I Got News for You Guest Host
2009 The Chris Moyles Show Guest
2009 Love the Beast Guest
2009 8 out of 10 Cats Guest
2009 Have I Got News for You Guest
2010 Have I Got News for You Guest Host
2010 QI Participant
2011 Forza Motorsport 4 Voice Artist
2012 The Chris Evans Breakfast Show Guest
2012 Have I Got News For You Guest Host

Books he has written

Book Publisher Year
Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld BBC Books
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2004
Clarkson on Cars Virgin Books
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2004
Clarkson's Hot 100 Virgin Books
Carlton Books
Reprinted 1998
Planet Dagenham Andre Deustch
Carlton Books
Reprinted 2006
Born To Be Riled BBC Books
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2007
Jeremy Clarkson On Ferrari Lancaster Books
Salamander Books
Reprinted 2001
The World According To Clarkson Icon Books
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2005
I Know You Got Soul Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2006
And Another Thing... Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2007
Don't Stop Me Now!! Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2008
For Crying Out Loud! Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2009
Driven To Distraction Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2010
How Hard Can It Be? Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2011
Round The Bend Michael Joseph
Penguin Books
Reprinted 2012
  • Two books with the best columns from previous publications, called "The Collected Thoughts Of Clarkson" and "Never Played Golf" were issued by Top Gear Magazine, in 2003 and 2004.


  1. "Researcha". Retrieved 30 August 2011.[dead link]
  2. "Top Gear – Peel P50 feature". Series 10. Episode 3. 28 October 2007. {{cite episode}}: Missing or empty |series= (help)
  3. "Desert Island Discs – Jeremy Clarkson". BBC Radio4. 16 November 2003. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2008.
  4. "BBC Top Gear Host Jeremy Clarkson – 2011 Power List". Motor Trend. 13 December 2010. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  5. "Jeremy Clarkson: BBC announces Top Gear host's contract will not be renewed". ABC News (Australia). 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.