Thu, 18 August 2022 at 10:53 am
The 62-year-old former Top Gear presenter – who now runs his own farm in the Cotswolds featured in Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm – has made a tradition of boasting about how great his life is, in spite of disappointing exam grades.
Clarkson shared a photograph of the view from a luxury yacht and tweeted: “Don’t worry if your A level results are disappointing. I got a C and 2 Us and I’m currently holidaying on this boat.”
Grade U stands for Unclassified, meaning the student did not meet the requirement for the lowest grade, E, and is classed as a fail.
Clarkson went to a fee-paying school and trained as a journalist at a local newspaper. He has achieved a successful career as a writer and broadcaster, landing his first presenting job on car show Top Gear in 1988.
His latest effort is reminiscent of his 2016 message when he wrote: “If your A level results are disappointing, don’t worry. I got a C and two Us, and I’m currently on a superyacht in the Med.”
“I got a C and 2Us and I’ve ended up happy, with loads of friends and a Bentley.”
In 2020 he tweeted: “A level results not great? Don’t worry, I got a C and 2 Us and I’m currently building a large house with far reaching views of the Cotswolds.”
Past boasts from the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host have included: “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.”
And: “If you didn’t get the right A level results, don’t worry. I got a C and 2 Us, and my chef is preparing truffles for breakfast.”
Meanwhile, comedian, TV presenter and actor Romesh Ranganathan also confessed to having achieved low grades at A-Level.
“I ended up getting a C and two Ds.”
Talking to host Kate Garraway about watching this year’s students open their results live on the ITV breakfast show he added: “It just brought it all up, it’s such a highly charged experience…
“I was really happy for the kids but also slightly hated them for doing better than me.
“I’m hoping my mum’s not watching, she’s probably going to phone me up and go ‘Why couldn’t you be like them?!'”