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Who Is Jeremy Clarkson?
Jeremy Clarkson, age 59, is best known for being the presenter for Top Gear from 2002 to 2015. He’s also known for his weekly columns for The Sun and The Sunday Times. His writing and presenting style is known for its acerbic wit and cheeky humour, and while the public doesn’t always respond well to his quips, many people credit him for the resurgence in Top Gear’s popularity.
His departure from Top Gear is coloured with a bit of controversy: the story goes that he had a disagreement with producers when he was offered a cold cuts platter while filming, instead of the steak he wanted! This issue nearly ended in a racial discrimination lawsuit after he made a reference to one of the producers being a ‘lazy Irish ****’, but it didn’t dent his popularity one bit, as a petition started for his reinstatement as a presenter.
While Jeremy hasn’t returned to Top Gear, big things still await this TV personality, as it was announced that he will be hosting a new version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on iTV.
Alex James: His First Wife Became A Future Fling!
Jeremy Clarkson got married to his first wife, Alex James, in 1989. They had been dating for six years before he finally popped the question, so it seemed like their relationship was going to last. Sadly, the marriage collapsed after only half a year, when she ditched him for his best friend and one of their wedding guests, Stephen Hall!
While we’re sure this split stung, it seems to have been a mistake that both of them regretted! While Jeremy ended up getting married for the second time to Frances Cain, and Alex married Stephen; these new marriages didn’t keep them apart, and the old flames became a full-on fire as they embarked on a seven-year affair.
Jeremy tried to keep her quiet with an injunction, but Alex was unstoppable. “Four months after I left him I realised I’d made a mistake and it’s had a huge impact on my life and has affected me hugely for the rest of my life,” Alex said after she had the injunction lifted. “Having Jeremy Clarkson as my ex-husband has had a huge influence on my life. I had no idea how great an influence that was going to be.”
Frances Cain: A Second Chance At Love That Went Up In Flames
Jeremy had known Frances Cain for some time – she was actually his manager! He popped the question to her in 1993, and they ended up having three kids. Jeremy is the father of 25-year-old writer Emily, 22 -year-old Finlo, and 19-year-old Katya.
Even though Jeremy already had a family, he was said to have had a brief fling with fellow journalist Elaine Bedell in 2002. Events planner Phillipa Sage, one of his long-time friends, was another rumoured mistress who allegedly had a year-long affair with Jeremy in 2011.
His marriage to Frances ended in divorce in 2014, plagued by whispers of several affairs with other women. This was made worse by the fact that his ex-wife, Alex, was one of them! It was said that Alex was actually friends with Frances and introduced the couple to each other. While he remained friends with Alex, her friendship with Frances was probably ruined by revealing the affair.
Lisa Hogan: Third Time Lucky?
There’s no word yet on whether Lisa Hogan has agreed to be Jeremy Clarkson’s wife, but the 46-year-old is probably no stranger to difficult men. Her first husband was eccentric millionaire Baron Steven Bentinck, a man famously known as ‘Baron Bonkers’ for his odd behaviour and his playboy lifestyle. The statuesque blonde has three children with her first husband, but they separated back in 2005.
For both Jeremy and Lisa, this is their first serious relationship since breaking up with their spouses. He was smitten enough to officially introduce her as his girlfriend at a Roundhouse Trust auction in 2017. Only a month after that, they made their first red carpet appearance together at the 2017 GQ Men Of The Year Awards, so who knows? Maybe wedding bells are on the horizon for both of them!
Maybe Jeremy’s Ready To Settle Down
Jeremy Clarkson may have dated around and gotten married twice, but his serious relationship with Lisa Hogan has tongues wagging about a third marriage. After leaving Top Gear and focusing on other opportunities, it wouldn’t surprise us if he wanted to make their romantic partnership permanent!
Whoever Jeremy’s dating is bound to face some challenges, but judging from Lisa’s own romantic past, we think she’s more than up to handling him!