Jeremy Clarkson 'to get divorced'

Hampshire Chronicle: Jeremy Clarkson and his wife Frances are reportedly divorcing Jeremy Clarkson and his wife Frances are reportedly divorcing

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.

Jeremy'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.

Alex 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.

Jeremy'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.

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

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12:16pm Tue 6 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Why is this news?
Why is this news? white rabbit9
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2:03pm Tue 6 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Because naff-all is happening in Bournemouth, so someone cut and pasted a story from another paper to fill up some space.
Because naff-all is happening in Bournemouth, so someone cut and pasted a story from another paper to fill up some space. speedy231278
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