Top Gear star is a se­cret twitcher

Midweek Sport - - BOG BREAK - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

PETROLHEAD telly pre­sen­ter Jeremy Clark­son has been ex­posed as a na­ture-lov­ing EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL­IST!

Top Gear host Clark­son has long been the scourge of tree hug­gers and even threat­ened to mow down any green cy­clists he meets on the road.

But now an­i­mal ex­pert Bill Od­die has let slip that Clark­son, 51, is a closet BIRD-WATCHER!

Twitcher Od­die, 70, ac­ci­den­tally re­vealed: “I have met Clark­son, briefly. At one of our meet­ings he was at great pains to tell me how he’s taken up bird­watch­ing and – not jok­ing – what he had in his gar­den.” The rev­e­la­tion will leave TV view­ers stunned.

In 2007, the mo­tor­ing jour­nal­ist ruf­fled feath­ers af­ter be­ing shown eat­ing an Or­tolan bunting – a small bird that is overfed be­fore be­ing drowned in Ar­magnac and eaten whole.

The dish is ac­tu­ally banned in­side the EU.

At the time he boasted: “That tasted fan­tas­tic. But we could also set new records com­plaints.”

The out­spo­ken star has slammed Od­die in the past, moan­ing: “If Bill had his way we won’t have any cars, we’ll all be walk­ing ev­ery­where and we’ll grass over the car parks.”

Clark­son has also brushed global warm­ing un­der the car­pet, de­spite the fact he clearly loves wildlife in his back gar­den!

In one episode of Top Gear he said: “A Range Rover do­ing 10,000 miles a year pro­duces less pol­lu­tion a day than a cow does fart­ing and pro­duc­ing meth­ane.”

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