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Jeremy Clarkson has made a career out of being controversial. He transformed Top Gear from a programme that was mostly about cars and for people who liked cars into something that everyone in the country was talking about - largely because of the antics of its three hosts, led by the man in the overly high jeans.
The craic between the hosts was what made Top Gear such good telly, and, as Jeremy has returned to terrestrial TV screens as the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, many fans were wondering if he would bring the same combative attitude to his new gig.
Wonder no more, then, as Jezza has more than brought his wit with him. The unfortunate recipient of the latest Clarkson putdown was Tom Holmes, a contestant on the show, who was stumped by a question asking where in the UK Blackpool Tower is.
He was given the options of Lancashire, Somerset, Kent and Hertfordshire for the £500 question, but seemed unaware of where Blackpool was.
Tom, who is originally from Cornwall but lives in London, said: "Yeah, I'm not from this part of the world, I know it's not Kent or Somerset," only for Clarkson to respond with "There are people in Arizona that know that." Burn.
He'd already given Tom grief about bringing his mother along as moral support - "Got any friends?" he jokingly asked - to which Tom responded "Yep. they didn't want to come this far North, that's the truth of it."
Ever quick, Clarkson came back with "No, I know. I got paid. So that's why I did."
The new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has been a hit with viewers, but it isn't a permanent fixture. Clarkson is only in charge for a series of 20th-anniversary specials, though the ratings success might see ITV offer him the job on a full-time basis.
Safe to say Jeremy Clarkson is putting his own stamp on who wants to be a millionaire, and it's great
- Kevin (@kevinho_2) May 5, 2018
Surprisingly I'm enjoying Jeremy Clarkson as a host for #Millionaire. Thought I'd never say those words.
- John :tractor: (@DG_John1994) May 5, 2018
Six million people tuned in to his debut in Chris Tarrant's former chair and social media users were quick to express their support for the ex-Top Gear man.
Featured Image Credit: ITV/Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
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