Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has claimed he was thrown out of Argentina by state officials after being pelted with rocks.
He said in a tweet that “thousands” of locals rounded on the Top Gear team in apparent protest at a number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands war.
A Porsche used in filming had a registration plate that read H982 FKL.
Clarkson and team had been filming in South America for a Top Gear special.
On his return to the UK Clarkson tweeted: “The number plate WAS a coincidence. When it was pointed out to us, we changed it.
“Thousands chased crew to border. Someone could have been killed.”
He added: “This was not a jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.”
Clarkson told the Sun newspaper, for which he writes a regular column: “We knew absolutely nothing about the number plate, it was just an unbelievable coincidence. I swear on my kids’ lives.
“When we saw people on Twitter getting upset we took the plate off. But they still attacked us so we made a break for it to our hotel in Ushuaia.
“The mob just descended on the hotel and encircled us. State representatives came and ordered us out of the country.”
He added: “I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan but this was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been involved in.
“There were hundreds of them. They were hurling …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment