Jeremy Clarkson, 59, has been presenting on motoring programmes since 1988 but his expertise in the field hasn’t stopped in from having a crash or two over the years.
And one fan on Twitter also brought up the fact the star crashed his mum’s car “hard”, just a day after passing his driving test.
The revelation came after Jeremy responded to a user online who shared a video of Audi’s new advertisement video.
The person wrote: “This is one of the best car commercial (films) I’ve ever watched. Bravo to @Audi for making this. I’m proud to be an Avant owner.”
Jeremy replied: “My Mum had an Audi 80 just like that one. I loved it. And now…. I have a Range Rover.”
Another user then tweeted to the former Top Gear presenter: “Jeremy, did you not crash your Mums Audi shortly after passing your driving test? Just asking.”
Jeremy said he did indeed have an accident in his mum’s car, shortly after his test.
“Well remembered,” Jeremy responded. “I did indeed crash it, hard, 36 hours after removing the L plates.”
Jeremy was back on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? at the weekend as a new series returned to ITV.
After one of the episodes, a viewer asked Jeremy why he was being “rude” to the contestants.
The user wrote: “Why is @JeremyClarkson so rude to all the contestants on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire???”
However, Jeremy said he’s only “rude” to certain people who appear on the show.
He replied: “I’m not. Only to those who know full well they won’t get past £16,000. Keep watching!!!”
Another Twitter user branded the presenter a “p***k”, writing: “#WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire @JeremyClarkson is acting the p***k tonight!
“Don’t think he was so liberal with the insults last year, must be looking for a ratings boost?”
They added: “And now that @JeremyClarkson faces a higher intellect he’s back in his shell! #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
Jeremy replied: “Bo you mean ‘box’. I think you probably do.”(sic)
Elaborating on their tweet, the Twitter user wrote: “Thanks for acknowledging my tweet.
“To answer your question, No, I think the shell is a better analogy, if a contestant had correctly pulled you up on the insults then you would have been ‘put in your box’.
“You retreated into your shell from the smarter contestant.”
“OK. Reasonable,” Jeremy simply responded.