Clarkson apologises for Brown jibe

TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson today apologised for describing Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a “One-Eyed Scottish Idiot” during a visit to Australia.

TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson today apologised for describing Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a “One-Eyed Scottish Idiot” during a visit to Australia.

Clarkson made the comment during a press conference to promote the Top Gear stage show currently playing in Australia.

He later issued a statement saying: “In the heat of the moment I made a remark about the Prime Minister's personal appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologise.”

His original comment had been attacked by politicians and campaigners for people with disabilities. Mr Brown lost an eye in a rugby accident when he was a teenager.


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