Jeremy Clarkson has a message for anyone feeling worried about their A-level results today.
The controversial former Top Gear host revealed he walked away with a C and two Us from his time at college - and was keen to stress that it failed to impact his life. Clarkson, who is worth an estimated £30 million, has enjoyed a successful career as a journalist and broadcaster. Even his Top Gear sacking failed to derail him, and he recently confirmed he would be fronting a new motoring show with Amazon Prime (and a reported £160 million budget).
As students across the country celebrated or commiserated, Clarkson provided those who performed less well with his own experience of flunking out of college.
If your A level results aren't great, be cheered by the fact that I got a C and two Us. And I'm currently sitting in a villa in St Tropez.; Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) August 13, 2015
His message followed news that a record number of students are expected to head to university this year after the pass-rate rose back up to 98.1 per cent. By midnight, 409,410 people had been accepted on to higher education courses in the UK.Reuse content