• Jan 14, 2011
Don't get us wrong; we really and truly enjoy ourselves some Jeremy Clarkson every now and again, just so long as it's in measured doses, of course. But to consider the top bloke at Top Gear as a role model for boys? Now, that there might just be a bridge too far.

All the same, a new poll administered by Disney XD asked 601 male children in the UK between the ages of eight and 14, and the results suggest that the litl'uns chose Clarkson as their second favorite role model, behind only football superstar David Beckham. *Sigh.*

Also placing highly in the minds of young British boys was another footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Sugar (self-made billionaire and host of the UK version of The Apprentice) and Daniel Radcliffe (star of the Harry Potter movies). Bill Gates, Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, Justin Bieber and Roger Federer rounded out the list.

Can we all just agree that one Jeremy Clarkson is all the world is capable of handling? And really... wouldn't you just rather be The Stig?

[Source: Metro.co.uk | Image: AFP/Getty]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, a guy that can write (a journalist), has intelligent opinion, informative, has a private life and has some passion for cars is greater than a guy who lives in LA, sits on his arse making millions and kicks a few balls *when he's not injured* and makes a boat load of babies with his dim-witted wife.



      There is some justice I guess.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd much rather be Jeremy Clarkson than the Stig. Jeremy gets to have more fun and the Stig has defected to Fith Gear.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not to be a downer (red bar here we come!!)

      Top gear is great and all but do we need to give it the TMZ treatment?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel odd for saying this... but there are two people who I want to be when I grow up. One is Jeremy Clarkson and the other is Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Me Jeremy Clarkson. Then I want to become like Walt Kowalsk from Gran Torino.
        • 3 Years Ago
        +1

        ill add tracy jordan to that group too
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can see why though.
      He drives awesome cool cars and drives them really fast and all that.
      Flies around the world doing outrageous stunts and driving on epic roads with his friends in again awesome cars.
      He's funny and speaks his mind be it sensible or complete rubbish.
      Plus to top it off he's friends with The Stig!

      Now tell me if you were a kid (or adult who we kidding) wouldnt you want to be just like Clarkson?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kobe,50 cent,Lebron,Vick,Game,Jay-z and Nas are great role models.They just don't get the credit they deserve
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe if you live in the hood. Or have been shot and made a full recovery. And did you seriously just list Michael Vick as a rollmodel?
        • 3 Years Ago
        We're talking about role models here. 50 and Jay both made millions just by rapping about money, girls, and clothes?

        Sorry, but if that's impressive, then Soulja Boy would also have deserved my respect.
        I liked how Jay-Z made an assault against rappers overusing auto-tune, but still.
        • 3 Years Ago
        As a hip-hop enthusiast, I will give you Nas and 50 (for escaping the ghetto and surviving an open fire, not for his mainstream rap). I'm not sure what would have happened if Jeremy was born in such an impoverished place.

        Still, it doesn't change the fact that you're comparing apples to oranges.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are you serious?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Do you know who Jeremy Clarkson even is?! He is on a differently level than all of them! And almost all of you list is pretty much stupidness
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd rather have kids looking up to Clarkson than any of those idiots from the Jersey Shore
        • 3 Years Ago
        +100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only aspect of his life I would take is driving the cool cars. Nothing else really
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeremy Clarkson is the best role model after the baby Jesus and grown up Jesus. He does what he wants and says what he's thinking, who wouldn't appreciate that in their son?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Justin Bieber and Barack Obama? Man, there are some stupid kids living these days. That's awesome that plenty of them see Clarkson as a role model, though. That would never happen in this country since it seems very few kids are interested in cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know they picked the photo because he's smoking...but check that out: seatbelt on and buckled.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what a photo!!!
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