Top Gear god Jeremy Clarkson is said to be living the bachelor life following his alleged bust-up with wife of 18 years Frances “Francie”. Clarkson is accused of sliding his wheels into a different kind of garage while in South Africa. He’s of course denied everything but observers noted that he’s moved into a so-called bachelor pad in London, far from his estate.
The lady in question is named Phillipa Sage and she has a small son. Clarkson and Sage are said to have begun their affair as early as in early 2010 when the Top Gear tour was in New Zealand. Things heated up even in Mzansi where he and sidekicks Richard Hammond and James May hosted the Top Gear Festival at the Khayalami Race Track.
The English are not like the French who traditionally don’t care what a public person does in their private lives, as long as they fulfil their mandate to entertain or to be the best politician they can be. In Mzansi increasingly public figures are being seen as role models, even though some of them are not interested in being such.