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Is Jeremy Clarkson the luckiest idiot in the UK?

On the basis of this, I think so:

The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people’s personal details on two computer discs.

He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing.

But Clarkson admitted he was “wrong” after discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK.

Clarkson published details of his Barclays account in the Sun newspaper, including his account number and sort code. He even told people how to find out his address.

Given how much worse it could have been, he’s lucky to have just been stung for £500.

Which begs the question: should such a face-slapping moron be allowed on the nation’s highways? What if, on a whim, he decides that shunting cars on motorways is “safe” and decides to go about proving that?