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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Claims Twitter Hacking Is Behind Latest Outrage

16/11/2014 21:04 GMT | Updated 18/11/2014 10:59 GMT

Jeremy Clarkson has claimed that hacking is behind the "slope" joke made earlier from his Twitter account, the same racist jibe that got him in trouble earlier this year.

The Top Gear star was accused of making a "deliberate racial slur" on the BBC programme having made the comment about an Asian man.

He now insists that a similar comment made from his Twitter account was made by a hacker.

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Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear TV Presenter

The now deleted tweet was a picture of a sign saying ‘entrance to slope’, with the caption ‘this is just obscene’.

But he later denied having sent such a tweet:

Then, with a comment at the tabloid newspaper that also got him into trouble for singing the "Eeeny meeny miny mo" song with the n-word whispered under his breath, Clarkson tweeted;

Clarkson is currently at the centre of allegations he deliberately stoked political tensions by using a car with a licence plate referencing the 1982 Falklands War while in Argentina.

Clarkson had told how he and his crew were attacked and chased by angry mobs – with the 54-year-old gallantly admitting hiding under a bed in fear.

The incident began when one of the cars bought for the show’s Christmas episode was found to have the licence plate H982 FKL - construed as a reference to the 1982 war in which 258 Britons and 629 Argentinians were killed – and which remains a source of acute tension between the UK and Argentina.

The BBC has said the licence plate was not intentional and was changed when it was pointed out by a Twitter user.

Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman said: "Top Gear production purchased three cars for a forthcoming programme; to suggest that this car was either chosen for its number plate, or that an alternative number plate was substituted for the original is completely untrue.”