Jeremy is here to share his annual ‘don’t stress about your A-level results’ message (Picture: ITV)
Another year, another message from Jeremy Clarkson telling the kids receiving their A-levels today not to fear – because he flopped them and he’s stinkin’ rich!
The Grand Tour host has been spending the past several years sharing his grand wealth on results day to try and distract any heartbroken students from thinking their future is ruined if they didn’t get the grades they were hoping for.
Last year it was all about his Cotswolds mansion and expansive Diddly Squat farm. The year before that it was his grand French chateau.
This year? It’s a Bentley.
Jeremy wrote on Tuesday morning: ‘If the teachers didn’t give you the A level results you were hoping for, don’t worry.
‘I got a C and 2Us and I’ve ended up happy, with loads of friends and a Bentley.’
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host – who, according to reports is worth £48million which, if true, goes to show those A-levels really don’t dictate the rest of your life – isn’t shy about telling you about how he failed his exams yet managed to do alright in life. In fact, he makes the same smug point every year.
Last year he wrote: ‘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.’
A year before that? ‘A level results a bit rubbish? Don’t worry. I got a C and two Us and I’ve rented this place for the summer.’
Cut to a picture of a rather beautiful chateau in France.
He’s also not-so-humble-bragged: ‘And I’m sitting here deciding which of my Range Rovers to use today.’
In 2017, it was: ‘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.’
Our personal favourite in 2016 sported: ‘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.’
Same time next year, Clarkson?
Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive their A-level and GCSE results this week after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row because of Covid.
With things a little different again this year, students will be given grades determined by teachers, rather than exams, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught during the pandemic.
A-level and AS level results day is today while GCSE results day is on Thursday.
Last summer, the fiasco around grading led to thousands of A-level students having their results downgraded from school estimates by a controversial algorithm, before Ofqual announced a U-turn.
But this year, no algorithm will be used to moderate teachers’ grades.