Jeremy Clarkson 'to get divorced'

Times Series: Frances Clarkson has reportedly filed for divorce from the 54-year-old Top Gear star Jeremy Frances Clarkson has reportedly filed for divorce from the 54-year-old Top Gear star Jeremy

Television presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his wife are getting divorced after 21 years of marriage, it has been reported.

Frances Clarkson, 52, who works as her husband's manager, has reportedly filed for divorce from the 54-year-old Top Gear star.

Clarkson's first wife, Alex Hall, told the Daily Telegraph that the current Mrs Clarkson "deserves every penny" of any settlement. He is estimated to have a fortune of £30 million.

Miss Hall said: "She's done her penance. It is her hard work that has made him into the idol he is today.

"Jeremy is the frontman, but behind the scenes she was the swan paddling frantically beneath the surface. So she deserves every penny she gets - she's worked for it."

It was reported that Mrs Clarkson has recently been on holiday to Majorca with a female friend to toast the end of her marriage.

Clarkson's spokesman and his wife both declined to comment on the reports, the Telegraph said.

The BBC presenter was embroiled in controversy last week when it was claimed he used the N-word while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe during filming of BBC2's Top Gear.

The Daily Mirror saw unaired footage of him using the nursery rhyme to compare two sports cars and claims the word "n*****" can be heard.

Clarkson said he "mumbled where the offensive word would normally occur" in two takes, and used the word "teacher" in its place in a third.

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10:55am Tue 6 May 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Nice couple, good bloke, so what, she gets her bit he gets his, the spoils is about £30 Million, he got £14 Million in share options on Top Gear some time ago.
Shame really he was always proud of her father VC war hero.
But he is a bit of man's man, also Aires first sign of the zodiac he cant keep it in the trollies im afraid sign of the ram.
Onwards and upwards Jez.
The hallmark of a true man, in an emasculated society.
There will never be a Formula One Female World Champion and There will never be a Female Heavyweight Boxing Champion pound for pound with a bloke.
We rule and that is the end of.
Nice couple, good bloke, so what, she gets her bit he gets his, the spoils is about £30 Million, he got £14 Million in share options on Top Gear some time ago. Shame really he was always proud of her father VC war hero. But he is a bit of man's man, also Aires first sign of the zodiac he cant keep it in the trollies im afraid sign of the ram. Onwards and upwards Jez. The hallmark of a true man, in an emasculated society. There will never be a Formula One Female World Champion and There will never be a Female Heavyweight Boxing Champion pound for pound with a bloke. We rule and that is the end of. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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11:00am Tue 6 May 14

TherealLB says...

Suffering from small man syndrome are we, BOTB?
Suffering from small man syndrome are we, BOTB? TherealLB
  • Score: 8
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