Jeremy Clarkson warned by girlfriend Lisa about ‘stupid choice’ of car for Cornwall trip

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The Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson has shared how his partner Lisa Hogan warned him about his “stupid choice” of car ahead of driving down to Cornwall for a holiday in a Bentley Continental GT Mulliner. The luxury sports car costs upwards of £207,000, but the former Top Gear presenter defended his choice of vehicle by claiming it is a “comfortable” place to sit amid the traffic in the tourist destination.

Lisa, my other half, said this had been a stupid choice

Jeremy Clarkson

Sharing he “unexpectedly” had three days off last week, Jeremy told how he decided to go on a staycation in the UK rather than risk having a holiday abroad “cancelled” by Covid restrictions at the last minute.

Planning his break, the Top Gear star chose Cornwall as his staycation destination where he could “relive his childhood”.

However, notorious for its windy and narrow roads, the star told how he watched in frustration at tourists who at times “never exceeded 15mph”.

Jeremy penned: “You’d see a sign saying your destination was 15 miles away and you’d reckon on being there in 20 minutes.

“But covering 15 miles in Cornwall takes days.”

Nevertheless, the car expert revealed he was warned his choice of Bentley sports car was not ideal by his artist girlfriend.

Speaking about his choice of Bentley, Jeremy wrote: “Lisa, my other half, said this had been a stupid choice as the lanes in Cornwall are narrow and we’d spend all our time backing up.”

However, the TV personality revealed he disagreed.

“I don’t subscribe to this argument, though, because it doesn’t matter whether your car is a G-Wiz or that truck Nasa used for moving Saturn V rockets, you still can’t pass anyone,” Jeremy explained.

He also applauded his “creative” parking talents, boasting he could park outside of Downing Street without being reprimanded by the police.

“And nor do I think large cars are a nuisance in old fishing villages, because when it comes to creative parking I’m an Olympic gold medallist.

“I reckon I could park in Downing Street in such a way the on-site plod would be forced to agree it was legal,” he added in his column for The Sunday Times.

Summing up his method of transport for his Cornish trip, Jeremy claims the Bentley was an “ideal car” to travel in, adding the time spent navigating traffic could be spent appreciating its unique customisation aspects

Jeremy also told how when confronted by a local who told him he could’ve bought a house for the same price, he’d pick a Bentley over a second home by the sea, as it’s “less wet.”

Following the disruptions to the motorways from climate change protesters last week, the star weighed in on what he thinks about the protest in his column.

The climate change campaigners are calling for the government to take action on home insulation.

Speaking about the activists, the broadcaster admitted he felt “rather sorry for them”.

Jeremy then admitted he’s been tempted to give wool from his farm so the vicars could insulate their roofs.

The idea behind this would be to let people “get on with the important business of doing something about climate change”.

The presenter of the Amazon hit series Clarkson’s Farm went on to speak about some huge innovations going on in China.

Jeremy ended his column by suggesting they should be thinking “something more important to worry about”.

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