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Jeremy Clarkson Makes Masturbation Joke On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Jeremy Clarkson Makes Masturbation Joke On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

The new host joked about cricket being '16 hours of watching somebody rubbing himself' during his debut appearance for the ITV show

If you watched Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? last night, you missed an excellent opportunity to appreciate a bit of sun in a beer garden. Unless you were already too sunburned or lethargic from the heat to continue sitting in it any longer, in which case fair enough.

Anyway, Jeremy Clarkson took to the hot seat as the new presenter, stepping into the shoes of Chris Tarrant (he was the show's original host, for anyone who can't remember that far back, lasting from the first episode in 1998 until 2014).

Clarkson, 58, divided opinion during last night's show with some viewers praising his presenting and others criticising it, but this rude comment stood out as one of the best moments. Or worst, depending on your outlook.

The first contestant was Yorkshireman Rick - he was dreaming of getting a loft conversion with his winnings but got stumped on a question about cricket and asked Clarkson for some help.

That's when the host admitted, 'I hate cricket'. Speaking on behalf of cricket fans everywhere: ignore him, he doesn't know what he's talking about!

And for balance, speaking on behalf of cricket haters everywhere: yep, seems legit.

He added: "I loathe it, nearly as much as I loathe golf. I know nothing about either." And thus golf suffered a savage lambasting as well, he's on a bloody rampage. Is there anything he does like?

He then joked that the game was merely '16 hours of watching somebody rubbing himself'. We reckon he's talking about when the bowler gives the ball a bit of a polish by rubbing it against their trousers. Yes, he's suggesting it's basically masturbation. Oh, grow up.

ITV/Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

If you're confused as to why the presenter was answering a question, or slating it by the looks of things, it's because the show has been revamped. Everyone, in unison - 'ooooooooh'.

The new feature is called 'Ask The Host' where contestants can get Jeremy's opinion on a potential answer.

Rick put it to use shortly after his £1,000 ($1,353) question, and it seems that Jeremy was just as stumped as he was. Clearly not a cricket fan, the only thing he could go on was that he has driven past the Oval.

Probably when he was hosting Top Gear.


Jeremy continued: "What I think is it's Surrey. The only consolation I can get from my ignorance on this is you don't lose anything.

"You don't lose anything, you've got the £1,000 - that's in the bank so if I'm wrong, if you go with me, you don't have to and I'm wrong, you lose nothing and we can move on to a contestant who has some general knowledge."

Luckily for Clarkson, Surrey was right, but Rick was stuck again just a few questions later, choosing to leave the competition with £8,000 ($10,828).

He may have bailed, but Rick is now £8,000 closer to his loft conversion so who's laughing now? Oh, actually it's still Clarkson because he's worth an estimated £30 million ($40,606,380). Sick burn on us all, Jez.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Cricket, ITV, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear