Doncaster Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson is caught speeding

Jeremy Clarkson.
Jeremy Clarkson.

Doncaster Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he will get points on his licence after being caught speeding.

The controversial presenter wrote in a national newspaper column that he had been caught by a fixed camera while travelling between Whitby and London.

He said the offence would mean he would have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years.

He added: “Sadly, I was going too quickly for the speed awareness course to be an option.”

Clarkson said he had written last month in “blind fury” about the amount of speed cameras on the route.

“Well, it seems one of them got to me,” he added.

His admission comes just weeks after he and his Top Gear team caused controversy during filming in Argentina for using a number plate that appeared to refer to the Falklands war.

Clarkson has said the number plate was a coincidence and the programme’s producer has denied it was a stunt.

In 2008, Clarkson, who lives near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, was criticised for claiming he had driven at 186mph on a public road.