Jeremy Clarkson is famous for his jibes at fellow Top Gear presenter James May so he took no time in giving his hometown of Hammersmith a hammering last night.
The controversial motoring critic, famous for his opposition to bikes, posted a picture on Twitter last night (December 1) of a bike rack with a lock attached to just a bicycle wheel and said: “This is what’s wrong with where @MrJamesMay lives. #hammersmith.”
With an impressive 4.8 million followers, 1,200 of Mr Clarkson’s fans retweeted the sorry sight and 3,000 ‘favourited’ it.
The pair were en route to a James Blunt gig at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and Mr May took no time in using his quick wit to reply on Twitter with a picture of Mr Clarkson with the caption: “And this is what’s wrong with where you live @JeremyClarkson.”
Not giving up on their usual sparring matches seen so often on the BBC Two show, Mr Clarkson replied with: “Yes but @MrJamesMay we are where you live. Drinking wine. At a James Blunt gig.”
Mr May’s comment got 4,200 favourites and 1,300 retweets which could be seen as a win on his part in the duel.
Mr Clarkson is known for his jokey attitude which has often got him into trouble, with his latest stunt causing him and his Top Gear colleagues, Mr May and Richard Hammond, as well as their crew to be chased out of Argentina after Mr Clarkson drove a Porsche 928 with the licence plate H982 FKL which locals said referred to the Falklands War. The BBC and Mr Clarkson maintain this was not deliberate.
Last night was not the first time he has taken umbrage with Mr May’s hometown. In July last year he tweeted: “The bladder of London is Hammersmith, where @MrJamesMay lives.”
In 2005 he caused traffic jams in the area after attempting to drive a Ford GT over Hammersmith Bridge during a test drive but it was too wide.