- His parents handmade Paddington Bear stuffed bears to help pay for his school fees.
- Was kicked out of school just before sitting for his final exams.
- Started his journalism career as a reporter for the Rotherham Advertiser.
- In 1984, founded Motoring Press Agency, which sold reviews to newspapers.
- First joined Top Gear as a host in 1988; he left the show in 2000, but returned in 2002.
- After an incident in 2015 with a producer of the show, his contract with Top Gear was not renewed, and he left the show.
- Frances Cain — Wife
- Eddie Clarkson — Father
- Finlo — Son
- Emily — Daughter
- Joanna — Sister
- Alexandra James — Ex-wife
- Shirley Clarkson — Mother
- Katya — Daughter
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