Jeremy Clarkson

He’s done it again..

Top Gear presenter, author and general personality Jeremy Clarkson has provoked a strong reaction after expressing the opinion on Twitter that children should be stashed in the luggage hold during flights.

Photo of Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson’s twitter profile photo

After a flight earlier this month Mr. Clarkson tweeted ”When will British Airways realise that babies belong in the hold?”

This apparently offended Justine Roberts of the website Mumsnet who responded in the Mail on Sunday, saying: “There are plenty of Mumsnet users hoping British Airways will realise Jeremy Clarkson belongs in the hold.”

Jeremy has responded with by tweeting: “I have sparked FURY at the Mail for saying babies should travel in a plane’s hold. Mine didn’t fly till they were old enough to behave.”

However, his opinion appears to have struck something of a chord with the twitterati. More than 1,950 users have retweeted his tweet and over 1,500 have registered his tweet as a favourite so far.

For more of Jeremy’s insights and tweets such as “My wee is finished. It was satisfactory.” His account is here.

Meanwhile, British Airways have made it clear that it welcomes families, including infants, in all cabins.