It’s that time of year once more.
No, not when every A-Level student in the country trembles open a piece of paper to find either sorrow or glory that will permanently alter the course of their working life. It isn’t about you! Today is Jeremy Clarkson Day.
Some consider it a public service, while others find it irritating. Whatever your feelings about the former Top Gear host, every year on A-Level results day, the 63-year-old delivers an uplifting message to all the nation’s terrified teenagers.
In an almost age-old custom, the TV star, like a loyal fisherman to a river, wades in on Twitter with a narrative of his fortune and how he’s made it despite it all.
Despite his U grades, Jeremy spent his vacation on a boat last year.
He boasted about his Bentley the previous year. It was all about his Cotswolds house and Diddly Squat farm before that.
In 2019, he used his large French château as a symbol for his prosperity.
This year, Jeremy kicked off the morning with: ‘It’s not the end of the world if your A level results aren’t what you’d hoped for. I got a C and 2 Us and here I am today with my own brewery.’
He also added to a fan who pointed out his brewery sells exploding ale: ‘The beer, mercifully, is fine. I’m having some now, with my breakfast in the south of France.’
The message here? If you get a U you will be able to drink your own beer in the south of France. Possibly.
Don’t worry, because Jeremy from the TV got kicked out of his £10,000 (plus) per term school for ‘drinking, smoking and generally making a nuisance of himself,’ and he got two Us, and he’s famous.
We’re confident that if a public school student had the same inclinations, they’d be in the south of France, having acquired a farm on the spur of the moment.
Specsavers leapt on the annual post at a pithy marketing op, and commented: ‘Didn’t see this coming.’
One fan wrote: ‘You tweet this every year. Still a public service though.’
But not everyone was impressed with Jeremy’s annual humble (or not so humble) brag, as one person said it like it is: ‘You were lucky to have rich parents.’
Another asked: ‘How do I get that type of start up money?’ Indeed.
Because, like one of his battered vehicles, Jeremy, who has an estimated net worth of more than £50 million, had a head start in life. But you won’t know that from his annual messages.
Source My Celebrity Life.