Jimmy Carr slates Celebrity Millionaire host Jeremy Clarkson in unearthed video
Jimmy Carr is appearing on Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Wednesday night, and he might be hoping host Jeremy Clarkson never watched an unearthed clip of him and Sean Lock tearing him to shreds.
Comedians Jimmy and the late great Sean, who died earlier this year, slated Top Gear presenter Jeremy in the 2008 video which remains on YouTube.
Jimmy commented on how old Jeremy looks as well as his weight, and compared him to a teenage boy.
Sean began: "Tonight I am joined by Jimmy Carr who is telling us everything he loves and hates on the box.
"Next up is someone you really admire, he's Britain's answer to David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Clarkson."
Jimmy replied: "He's amazing, I love him, I love the shows he does, he's like a 14-year-old boy trapped in a man's body, not in a Gary Glitter way, obviously.
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"I think the great thing about him, the reason he's so popular with men, is he connects you to you when you were 14.
"He connects you to you when you were a young man and think things are great if they make loud noises and go fast."
Sean joked: "We've got a classic clip here of him driving and shouting, and everyone likes Top Gear, even me, and I hate him."
The comedy duo then watched a clip of Jeremy speeding around so fast the wind made his cheeks ripple.
"His face is actually like that when he's indoors with the windows closed, he's just an old bloke, just a bit 'jowly,'" said Jimmy.
"Sometimes he does a review of a car and at the end you're like, 'Okay, was that good or bad?'" he added.
He then remarked that Jeremy had "gone from 0-60 in 45 years".
Jimmy is known for not holding back with his acid-tongue and he recently made headlines over his surprising comments about his family, including that he doesn't speak to his father and the fact he's secretly become a dad himself.
He revealed in the Parenting Hell podcast, hosted by Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe, that he hasn't had contact with dad Patrick James 'Jim' Carr for 21 years.
"It’s not a secret, I haven’t seen my dad in 21 years and you know the line, 'My mother’s dead and my father’s dead to me' – which sounds very cold, until you meet the guy," he said.
"It’s a weird thing where I’m acutely aware that things don’t always work out... I’m aware that sometimes it goes the other way and that could be terrible and there’s no bitterness and there’s no anger there.
"I want the best, I just can’t have that guy in my life. There’s a bit of sadness there and you worry, 'Could something go wrong with my kid?'
"You want to prevent that, but it’s hard. I think it’s about being a father and being that figure for him but not in any way controlling."
The 49-year-old confirmed back in September that his wife Karoline Copping had given birth to their first child in 2019, a son named Rockefeller.
Jimmy had been seen pushing a pram back in March 2020 but didn't hint that he was now a dad until his performance at the O2 Academy, Brixton this September.
He joked: "I had to tell my little boy he's adopted. I mean, he isn't, but the look on his face!
"I said, 'No, no, no, you were adopted, the new family is picking you up tomorrow'."
He also quipped: "We're having a gender-reveal party for our kid but we're going to wait until he's 21 just to be sure. With some babies you can't tell, is it a boy or an ugly girl?"
And in a recent interview with the Radio Times, Jimmy said that fatherhood hadn't yet changed his style of comedy.
"It could be a bit of a gear shift, because of the kind of comedy I do. But so far, I’m still telling the same jokes, I’ve got the same sense of humour," he explained.
"We’ll see, because I’m sure I’m going to be writing a lot of material about him. In fact, I think he might be tax-deductible."
The comic was referring to the time when he was accused of being involved with an alleged tax avoidance scheme back in 2012.
He often jokes about the incident, but at the time Jimmy posted a sincere statement to Twitter where he admitted he had made a "terrible mistake".
On Wednesday, Jimmy will be starring alongside Christine Ohuruogu and Alex Beresford on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, where celebrities sit in the hot seat to try and win £1 million for their chosen charities, with four lifelines to help them along the way.
The show airs at 9pm on ITV.
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