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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson admits speeding

Jeremy Clarkson
Image caption Jeremy Clarkson said he was caught by a fixed camera travelling between Whitby and London

The BBC's Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.

Writing in the Sun, Clarkson said he had been caught by a fixed camera while travelling between Whitby and London.

He said: "Sadly, I was going too quickly for the speed awareness course to be an option."

Clarkson said he had written last month in "blind fury" about the number of speed cameras on the route.

"Well, it seems one of them got to me," he added.

His admission comes just weeks after he and his Top Gear team caused controversy during filming in Argentina for using a number plate that appeared to refer to the Falklands war.

Clarkson has said the number plate was a coincidence and the programme's producer has denied it was a stunt.

In 2008, Clarkson, who lives near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, was criticised for claiming he had driven at 186mph on a public road.

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