Clarkson's ex: injunction was 'terrifying'

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Jeremy Clarkson's ex-wife yesterday described to MPs the "terrifying" moment when she discovered the Top Gear presenter had taken out an injunction to stop her writing about their relationship.

Giving evidence to the Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions, Alex Hall said she had planned to write a book about the effects of having a relationship with a celebrity and told Clarkson what she was going to do. The couple allegedly continued a 10-year-long affair after they divorced and he remarried.

She said: "About a week later there was an injunction on me. I had no idea about what to do with this injunction, it was just terrifying. I started to shake and I haven't stopped since." Mr Clarkson later withdrew the injunction which he described as "pointless".