The Profile: Jeremy Clarkson

After being fired by the BBC from Top Gear for assaulting an Irish producer, Jeremy Clarkson has found himself with an unlikely hit on Amazon Prime: a farming reality show set on his 1,000 acres of land in Oxfordshire

Despite high-profile controversies, Jeremy Clarkson’s appeal to a large swathe of middle Britain remains undimmed. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief:

Name and role: Jeremy Clarkson, TV presenter

Age: 61

Appearance: ruddy-faced, muddy-booted, foul-mouthed, wax jacket-wearing diehard petrolhead

Newsworthiness: Clarkson’s Farm, his runaway success agricultural show, has been renewed for a second season by Amazon Prime

In depth:

Jeremy Clarkson would tell you that it's luck alone that has got him multiple TV gigs, an estimated net worth of £60 million, and a Teflon-like ability to repel public controversy and retain fans. It doesn’t ...