Police will not pursue an historical sexual assault claim against Chris Evans as there is insufficient evidence

WATCH: Celine Dion helps young African singer go viral after sharing a video of him performing one of her songs

Jeremy Clarkson blasts 'fake' claims

2011-08-16 07:12
 
London - Jeremy Clarkson has branded claims that 80% of his stunts on Top Gear are fake as "rubbish".

The TV presenter was furious with allegations claiming many of his daredevil driving scenes are carried out by professional racers and insists he takes part in all the challenges.

He told The Sun newspapers: "It is complete rubbish. If I say I drove a Lamborghini and got to 207mph then that's what I did. I was in the car.

"I'll challenge whoever says I wasn't doing that to come to the track. I'll stick them in the car and do it again. But they better bring a sick bag."

The 51-year-old star - who has threatened legal action - has blamed a "disgruntled driver" for the claims.

Stunts in one take

He added: "We employ loads and they get fired if they're not good enough."

An insider - who worked on the BBC Two show for more than five years - had claimed professional drivers "do the clever stuff on the track" with the footage then cleverly edited to trick viewers into thinking Jeremy was the one behind the wheel.

Certainly most of the time professional drivers are doing the clever stuff on the track.

"These takes are cut in to the presenters' in-car pieces when the programme goes out to make it look like Clarkson has been driving all the way through.

"Pros make it all look more exciting. There are limitations with filming. It's all done on a pretty tight time schedule and they need to get the right shots quickly, which is why they use pros because they can do the stunts in one take."


Read more on:    jeremy clarkson  |  tv  |  celebrities  |  top gear

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
9 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Whatever is coming in American Horror Story season 6 is going to be creepy, very creepy. Read More »

Actor and nationally syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.