'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly had a run in with paparazzi while in Australia, resulting in a representative for the star saying he will "never return" to the country.
In a video posted on Australian website News.com.au a member of Clarkson's group is seen having stern words with photographers after they descended on what was supposed to be a private dinner at Sydney's exclusive Otto restaurant.
Adding: "You can take them out of England, but you just can't take the convict out of them."
Clarkson is currently in Sydney with co-presenter James May yesterday to film segments for Top Gear at Sydney's Eastern Creek racetrack.
The columnist was last month labelled a bully and "ignorant and unfeeling" by animals rights group Peta after posting a picture of a mouse supposedly squashed during rehearsals for Top Gear's live show online.
Clarkson, 52, posted the picture on the social networking site Twitter from the Russian capital Moscow, joking that "sadly, some animals were harmed during rehearsals".
The photo was largely applauded by Clarkson's 1,300,000 followers but Peta were less than amused.
The group's founder, Ingrid Newkirk, said the stunt proved the BBC man to be an "oaf".
Not a stranger to controversy, Clarkson has previously been criticised for inflammatory remarks about, among others, lorry drivers, Mexicans, Germans, Poles, the Scottish, Gordon Brown, the Welsh, people who complete suicide, Indians and people with facial disfigurements.Suggest a correction