Jeremy Clarkson Gets ‘Pulled Over By Police’ As Matt LeBlanc Joins Top Gear

Thousands of social media users utilized their 140 characters to congratulate Matt LeBlanc as news broke yesterday that he was joining BBC’s Top Gear – but former presenter Jeremy Clarkson ignored the trend.

In fact, while Matt LeBlanc and the Top Gear team celebrated with a round of drinks, Jeremy Clarkson was rubbing shoulders with… the police.

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The 55-year old shared a photo on Twitter of a car pulled over, while officers appeared to take the drivers details.

He cryptically captioned it: “My night.”

Twitter followers were quick to react with one fan joking: “You were drag racing with Matt LeBlanc right??”

Another added: “I see your new job as an Uber driver is working out well.”

While others criticised his actions: “Surely with the following you have, you should rise above the situation you find yourself in, of course of your own doing.”

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The BBC dismissed Jeremy in 2015 after he reportedly punched a producer on the show following a dispute over the lack of hot food available in the canteen.

In a statement at the time, Tony Hall, the BBC director-general said: “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract.

“It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.”

Top Gear will return to our screens in May with an all-new line up, consisting of host Chris Evans and now, his co-presenter, Matt LeBlanc.