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Thursday 22nd August 2019

Jeremy Clarkson reveals bowl cancer scare was actually down to beetroot

Gave himself a fright

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that a recent cancer scare was down to beetroot.

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and former Top Gear star, 59, said that he convinced himself he had bowel cancer.

Jeremy now hosts WWTBAM? (Credit: ITV)

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In his column with The Sun, Jeremy revealed he went to the loo but got the shock of his life.

I looked back to see what I'd produced and damn near had a heart attack.

"I looked back to see what I'd produced and damn near had a heart attack."

He went onto explain that the "whole bowl was stained blood red," and said to himself, "Well that's it, I've got bottom cancer."

Jeremy gave himself a scare (Credit: Andy Barnes / Flynet - SplashNews / SplashNews.com)

It was then he remembered the beetroot and put two and two together.

"I swear to God that stuff should come with a health warning, advising people that it will make your number twos the colour of Marilyn Monroe's lips," he joked.

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Jeremy is never far away from controversy.

Earlier this year, Piers Morgan has announced that the "four-year ceasefire" in his long-running feud with Jeremy had been breached thanks to a jibe the presenter made about him on Who Wants To Be Millionaire?

Piers has fallen out with Jeremy (Credit: ITV)

In a column for the Mail On Sunday's Eventmagazine, the Good Morning Britain host wryly admitted the pair have been enjoying a form of "simmering peace" in recent years.

Piers admitted the comment has made his blood boil - even though he only found out about it via Twitter, joking that he "doesn't watch anything Clarkson does – on medical advice".

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