Doncaster Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has begged for forgiveness after he appeared to use the N-word while filming.
In a video statement posted online on his Twitter account, he said that he had tried to obscure the word when reciting the “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” nursery rhyme to chose between two cars, but that his efforts to do so “weren’t quite good enough”.
Clarkson had previously denied the allegations, telling his 3.2 million Twitter followers: “I did not use the N-word. Never use it. The Mirror has gone way too far this time.”