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.
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.