Jeremy Clarkson fears becoming so fat he'll have to use horse MRI

Jeremy Clarkson at the Memorial Hall in Chadlington, where he held a showdown meeting with local residents over concerns about his Oxfordshire farm shop. Picture date: Thursday September 9, 2021. (Photo by PA Video/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jeremy Clarkson recently had a check-up. (PA Video/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jeremy Clarkson has joked that he doesn’t want to get too fat in case he has to use an MRI meant for horses.

The Grand Tour star has recently had a check-up and it seems it made him think about keeping his weight under control.

He told The Sun: “I spent two hours in an MRI. They play videos to you now — I watched the whole of Iron Man. They give you headphones and project it on to these goggles. And while I did, they looked at every single bone and everything inside me. So that was good.”

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But the TV star — who has taken up farming in recent years — quipped: “What I am really worried about is that if you get really fat, you have to use a horse MRI at the vets.”

Jeremy Clarkson leaves the Noel Coward Theatre in London after watching a performance of
Jeremy Clarkson doesn't want to gain too much weight. (PA)

The presenter used to be a smoker but quit four years ago, after suffering a bout of pneumonia and being admitted to hospital during a family holiday in Majorca.

The following year he told his fans on Twitter that he was doing just fine without cigarettes in his life.

However, the 61-year-old did say that he gained some weight after kicking the habit.

Jeremy Clarkson moved to tears on the last episode of 'The Grand Tour'
Jeremy Clarkson quit smoking a few years ago. (PA)

Speaking at a screening of The Grand Tour, Clarkson said: “Anyone else get fat, like unbelievably fat, as a result of it? It’s just terrifying.

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“[It’s] horrendous. You could float me over a city to stop a bombing raid.”

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