Jeremy Clarkson rages at ‘curtain twitcher’ who called police on Amanda Holden ‘Hate him!’
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Jeremy Clarkson, 60, has hit out at the Cornwall local who called the police on Amanda Holden, 50, for breaking Covid lockdown rules and travelling to see her parents, after receiving a “distressing” call from her stepfather. The former Top Gear presenter raged that he “hates” the person who reported the Britain’s Got Talent judge for her journey, branding them a “curtain twitcher”.
Jeremy said: “Police forces across Britain have now logged 120,000 hate crimes.
“And this morning, I’m going to make it 120,001.
“Because I hate the man who reported Amanda Holden to the police for going to Cornwall last week.”
Jeremy went on to acknowledge that he is aware Amanda’s controversial actions during England’s third national lockdown were wrong.
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However, he also argued that he doesn’t want to live in a country with “an army of curtain twitchers” reporting every lockdown infringement to the police.
He added in his latest column for The Sun: “I am aware that she shouldn’t have done this.
“But I am also aware that I don’t want to live in a country where an army of curtain twitchers are reporting every small infraction to the Plod.”
It comes after it was revealed that Amanda travelled to see her stepfather Leslie, 75, and her mother Judith, 71, at their home in Cornwall to offer help with a “very personal” family matter.
After receiving a “distressing” call from Leslie, the Heart FM presenter made the four-and-a-half hour and 250-mile trip from her home in Richmond upon Thames, London.
A representative has since explained Amanda takes Covid rules very seriously and did not make contact with any member of the public on her trip last week.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the presenter said: “Amanda is aware that all families are going through difficulty during these turbulent times, but received a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon.
“On balance, Amanda felt the round-trip to Cornwall was necessary to contain the matter at her family home.
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“The very personal situation has now been aided and Amanda is back in London.”
The statement added: “Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns.
“Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion.
“Her parents are vaccinated and with Amanda testing for Covid weekly (and is negative), she felt she was not putting her parents at risk.
“She did not come in contact with any member of the public.”
Neighbours were irritated after they saw the Britain’s Got Talent judge, due to their concerns about her potentially endangering key workers and vulnerable people in the area.
She was reported to the police, with one local reportedly telling The Sun: “She must have known what she was doing was wrong.”
People in England are currently only allowed to leave home for a limited number of reasons, including shopping for essential items and outdoor exercise.
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