Jeremy Clarkson reveals he feared he'd 'die alone' as he battled coronavirus over Christmas

JEREMY Clarkson has revealed that he battled coronavirus over Christmas – and feared he'd "die alone in a plastic tent".

The 60-year-old star has thankfully recovered now, but opened up about the worrying time in a new column.

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The Grand Tour favourite explained that he first began to feel ill four days before the 25th December.

After Googling his symptoms, Jeremy got tested for coronavirus – and was warned he may end up in hospital.

Writing for The Times, the TV favourite said: "The doctor was very clear; I’d feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then I’d either get better or I’d have to go to hospital.

"Where, because I am 60 and fat, and because I’ve smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I’d probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent."

Jeremy went on to share his symptoms, which included waking in a cold sweat, and a persistant dry cough.

He went into isolation, casually expaining: "I took myself to bed with the new Don Winslow book and a bag of kale and for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door."

Jeremy concluded: "I'm not going to lie – it was quite scary."

Earlier this week, the star revealed that the new Amazon special of The Grand Tour had been cut short due to delays enforced by coronavirus.

The Grand Tour’s fourth season is set to return with an hour-long special emanating from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Before Covid hit, The Grand Tour's original plans involved visiting Russia for another instalment for season four.

Previously discussing the series, Jeremy complained: "In some ways it makes me a bit annoyed because I’ve got so little of the world left to see and I’m not getting round and seeing it.

“I would love to be in Zimbabwe right now, or Iran, or any other handful of countries I haven’t been to and ticking them all off. But, I’m not.”

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