Doncaster TV star Jeremy Clarkson set to be burned at the stake

Jeremy Clarkson.
Jeremy Clarkson.

He’s been in hot water plenty of times - but Doncaster Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson could really feel the heat this Bonfire Night.

For the controversial presenter is favourite to go up in flames at a world famous Guy Fawkes bash.

An effigy of the star is likely to top the pyre at this year’s Edenbridge bonfire in the wake of being forced to flee Argentina after a row over the Falkands War.

The host and his colleagues James May and Richard Hammond had to abandon filming in the South Amercian country after locals deemed one of the number plates on their vehicles to be a deliberate jibe about the 1982 conflict.

The BBC star joins a shocking hall of shame at the event in Kent, including Saddam Hussein and Jimmy Savile.

Last year the town’s Bonfire Society barbecued former Apprentice contestant and outspoken newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins while other to face the flames include Cherie Blair, model Kate Price, ex-PM Gordon Brown and comic Russell Brand.

Footballer Mario Balotelli and shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong have also been engulfed in flames.

Charles Laver, of the Bonfire Society, refused to confirm Jeremy would go up in flames.

But bookies William Hill have seen a steady flow of bets on who will be the celebrity Guy.

Clarkson is the clear favourite at 4-1 while tell-all former England cricket bad boy Kevin Pietersen is 6-1.