Top Gear presenter first driving fine after journey from Whitby

Jeremy Clarkson taking a break from filming with the Whitby Gazette and fellow presenter James May during a previous visit
Jeremy Clarkson taking a break from filming with the Whitby Gazette and fellow presenter James May during a previous visit

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been given his first points for speeding - after filming in Whitby.

He was heading back to London after spending the day in the town last month when he was caught by a speed camera on the M1.

Clarkson said he had been driving too fast to be offered the option of a speed awareness course instead. He revealed the fine in his column for The Sun newspaper where he had previously written about the number of speed cameras he had spotted on his journey from Whitby back to the capital.

Clarkson said: “Last month I wrote in a blind fury about how many speed cameras I’d encountered on a drive from Whitby to London.

“Well, it seems one of them got to me.

“Sadly, I was going too quickly for the speed awareness course to be an option. Which means I’m getting some points on my licence. My first in 30 years.”

While he had been filming in Whitby Clarkson had been testing the BMW i8, pictured, for a show set to be aired in January.