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Jeremy Clarkson left Billie Piper in stitches with brutal joke about her ex-husband Chris Evans

Jeremy Clarkson left Billie Piper in stitches with brutal joke about her ex-husband Chris Evans

The couple were married for six years between 2001 and 2007

Billie Piper was left in stitches when Jeremy Clarkson made a joke about her ex-husband Chris Evans during an appearance on Top Gear.

Watch the hilarious interview below:

The actor and singer, who is probably best known for playing Rose Tyler in BBC's Doctor Who, met Evans back in 2000 when she appeared on his show TFI Friday.

They started dating shortly after and married the following year in a ceremony in Las Vegas. Piper was just 18 years old at the time, while Evans was 35.

The pair split in 2004, when Piper was 21, and divorced in 2007, but they are said to have remained good friends, with Piper describing her marriage to Evans as both 'nurturing' and 'very drunken'.

Billie Piper and Chris Evans were married from 2001 to 2007.
Steve Kondiles/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Piper appeared on an episode of Top Gear in the year of their divorce, and can be seen cracking up at a joke made by host Jeremy Clarkson about her ex-husband.

During the interview, the host asked: "Is it true [Evans] tried to pull you with a Ferrari?"

To which Piper responded: "That is true."

Shortly after the pair had met, Evans had gifted Piper a Ferrari filled with roses.

Clarkson then went on to ask whether the grand gesture worked.

"It worked, yeah. I married him six months later," she replied giggling, before clarifying that it wasn't because of the car.

Clarkson then quipped: "And not because of the colour of his hair, obviously."

While Piper was adamant she liked her former partner's red hair, stating: "I'm a big fan of the ginge."

She was left in a fit of laughter when Clarkson joked that the show doesn't let redheads in because 'they smell different'.

Piper was left in stitches over a brutal dig Jeremy Clarkson made about her ex-husband.
BBC

The pair then went on to speak about Piper's love of classic cars and her performance in the show's iconic 'Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car' segment.

Despite laughing at the brutal dig made at her ex, Piper has said that she 'loved' her whirlwind romance with Evans, who presented Top Gear for six episodes in 2016.

“Loved that time. Learned so much,” she told The Guardian last year. “Really needed it, after the experiences that I’d had, leading up to that point.

"I felt like I’d actually found a real friend.

"I guess meeting someone who had experienced [fame] for 20 years, at that level, it was very nurturing.

"And also very drunken, which I needed. I had a lot of fun during those years."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, TV and Film, Celebrity