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Amazon Posts Tongue-In-Cheek Job Advertisement Looking To Replace Jeremy Clarkson

Amazon Posts Tongue-In-Cheek Job Advertisement Looking To Replace Jeremy Clarkson

Truth be told, it's pretty hard to replace Jeremy Clarkson.

That's not to say that he's anything out of the ordinary, or indeed one of a kind as far as presenters go; it's just that someone who can divide opinion, be equally loved and hated, constantly look like a Genesis inspired mid-life crisis and still be good at their job is hard to come by.

The point is that while at the helm of The Grand Tour, accompanied by Richard Hammond and James May, there's no better fit for the job. That was proved by Chris Evans' shoddy attempt to fill his scuffed desert boots on Top Gear.

Amazon has seemingly alluded to the fact that Clarkson's job will forever be his, even after his recent trip to hospital because of pneumonia.

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The company posted a satirical job advertisement, looking for a temporary TV host 'to cover an absence due to pneumonia'.

Credit: Amazon Jobs

If anyone reckons they might be able to fill the role, then they'll have to to take a long look in mirror as they'll have to be Clarkson's doppelganger, as well as having a small friend resembling a rodent, and another averagely sized mate not too dissimilar to a shaggy dog.

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"The successful applicant will join a long-established team of variously sized co-hosts and possess a strong knowledge of cars, metaphors and progressive rock music," the job ad says.

"This host will have a proven track record in effectively dealing with colleagues that they find annoying and being lost in unknown locations. They must be entertaining, engaging and willing to pause before delivering the final word or words of some sentences.

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It goes on to list responsibilities: "This role will work closely with the existing hosts, with duties including (but not limited to) accidentally setting things on fire, handling heavy machinery (badly) and being able to bloody-mindedly argue a point that no one will ever agree.

"Driving the world's fastest and most exciting cars while talking to camera. Ability to do this without crashing would be considered an advantage, but not essential (apparently)."

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If you want to be considered there are certain qualifications needed, too. Such as having a valid driver's licence, being efficient in exaggeration and braggadocio and a Twitter following of 6.5 million or more.

"The successful applicant will be required to wear vast amounts of pre-washed denim (attire provided in sizes that are slightly too small)," the listing ends.

Any takers?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson

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Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.