Clarkson stung

The strange thing about Jeremy Clarkson, Britain’s leading petrolhead, is that he’s clever enough not to have to be a charlatan. But he can never resist an opportunity to get a laugh from the boys in the saloon bar. So it’s nice to see him coming unstuck.

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lost money after publishing his bank details in his newspaper column.

The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people’s personal details on two computer discs.

He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing.

But Clarkson admitted he was “wrong” after he discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.

Clarkson published details of his Barclays account in the Sun newspaper, including his account number and sort code. He even told people how to find out his address.

“All you’ll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I’ve never known such a palaver about nothing,” he told readers.

Thanks to Brian and Atam for the link.