Jeremy Clarkson accuses 'idiot' Greta Thunberg of 'killing the car show'

Jeremy Clarkson may have changed his mind on the existence of a climate crisis, but his feelings on environmental activist Greta Thunberg remain the same. 

Having told Thunberg to "be a good girl and shut up" following her impassioned United Nations address, the former Top Gear host is now accusing the 16-year-old of "killing the car show". 

"Everyone I know under 25 isn't the slightest bit interested in cars - Greta Thunberg has killed the car show," he told the UK tabloid. 

"They're taught at school, before they say 'Mummy and Daddy', that cars are evil, and it's in their heads." 

Earlier this week, Clarkson admitted he'd had an epiphany about the effects of climate change after filming his Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour in south-east Asia.

"For the first time ever, we've had global warming rammed down our throats, and we've not been idiotic, it’s very definitely a thing. You can change your mind.

"Only an idiot doesn't change their mind when faced with irrefutable evidence." 

Still, his shock at witnessing the extreme reduction in Cambodia's water levels has not brought him around to Thunberg's approach to the crisis. 

"She’s an idiot. Going round saying we’re all going to die, that's not going to solve anything, my dear," he told The Sun. 

Asked whether or not he now considered himself 'woke', Clarkson replied: "No, I'm not — I'm 60". 

"Woke? You tried writing it then spell-checking? If you do a grammar check, it says, 'Do you mean woken?' Not even my computer recognises woke as a word." 

After his now-infamous tirade against Thunberg earlier this year, Clarkson's own daughter called him out on Twitter, telling him: "A woman doesn't need to be polite to make a point".