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Top Gear April Fool's prank shuts Dutch motorway (but Jeremy

Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear colleagues have previously got into trouble for executing outlandish stunts. But despite being blamed by disgruntled motorists for shutting down a Dutch motorway yesterday the programme-makers had nothing to do with the drama.

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Clarkson doubles Top Gear income

The Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson doubled his pay to more than £2m through his work with the BBC last year, accounts have shown.