Clarkson Hoisted By Own Petard, Bank Account Raided

In a move that will certainly hinder his chances at becoming the British Prime Minister, Jeremy Clarkson set himself up for a major prank in his last column for The Sun. Apparently, some 25 million people's personal details were lost after two computer discs were misplaced. To prove that it wasn't a big deal, the Jezza published his bank account info claiming that "All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing." We think you can guess what happened next.

He went to open up his account after the story was published only to find out that about £500 was taken out of his account and donated to a charity. Oops. Being the stand up guy he is, he admitted he was completely wrong and that it is in fact a big deal, telling the BBC "Contrary to what I said at the time, we must go after the idiots who lost the discs and stick cocktail sticks in their eyes until they beg for mercy." [BBC News]