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.
He now insists that a similar comment made from his Twitter account was made by a hacker.
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:
Actually, that last tweet wasn't from me.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
Yes, I'm back at the helm now.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
It seems you can access a fingerprint iPhone using a number code. Must stay across these things.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
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;
Doubtless the Mirror will say I shat on the floor and then blamed it on the horse. pic.twitter.com/UqNBg7Feva— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 15, 2014
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.”