Clarkson is my spirit animal.

November 2008: Lorry drivers With reference to convicted killer Steve Wright, Clarkson joked on the show about how lorry drivers “murder prostitutes”

February 2009: Gordon Brown The then prime minister was dismissed as a “one-eyed Scottish idiot” during a press conference in Australia

October 2009: Black Muslim Lesbians Clarkson said that the BBC was obsessed with hiring black, Muslim lesbians to counter the number of white heterosexuals in its ranks

July 2010: Burkas and lingerie During a Top Gear discussion on distractions while driving: “Honestly, the burka doesn’t work. I was in a cab in Piccadilly the other day when a woman in a full burka crossing the road in front of me tripped over the pavement, went head over heels and up it came, red g-string and stockings.”

August 2010: Special needs Clarkson referred to a Ferrari as ‘special needs’ and a ‘simpleton’ as a way of giving it a bad review

February 2011: Mexico Clarkson sparked a diplomatic incident, and was forced to apologise to the Mexican ambassador

January 2012: India Viewers complained about Clarkson’s provocative remarks concerning the country’s clothing, trains, food and history

May 2014: The ‘N’-word Clarkson was forced into a apology after appearing to mumble the word as he sang a nursery rhyme on Top Gear

July 2014: Slope Ofcom said he had breached their guidelines, when he referred to an Asian person as a ‘slope’

October 2014: Falklands Jeremy Clarkson caused offence this time by driving through Argentina using a number plate apparently referring to the Falklands War

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