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Top Gear’s Clarkson busted for speeding, first time in 30 years

larkson was snapped by a speed camera while speeding on a 400-km drive from Whitby, North Yorkshire, to London

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Jeremy Clarkson, the lead presenter of the popular motoring show Top Gear, has received his first speeding ticket in 30 years.

The Mail Online reported that Clarkson was snapped by a speed camera while speeding on a 400-km drive from Whitby, North Yorkshire, to London.

It said despite noticing the cameras on a stretch of the M1, the 54-year-old was caught out for the first time in 30 years.

The presenter was told he was driving too fast and was given points on his license.

Clarkson, writing in his column for The Sun last month, bemoaned the number of speed cameras he passed while on the long drive to London.

On Saturday, Clarkson wrote: “Last month, I wrote in a blind fury about how many speed cameras I'd encountered on a drive from Whitby to London.

“Well, it seems one of them got me. Sadly, I was going too quickly for the speed awareness course to be an option. Which means I'm getting some points on my license. My first in 30 years. Grrrrr.”

The presenter has recently come under fire after sparking controversy in Argentina, where members of the show’s crew including himself were chased out of a town over a license plate eluding to the Falklands War between Buenos Aires and London.