Jeremy Clarkson thought he would ‘die on his own’ during Christmas coronavirus battle

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Jeremy Clarkson has opened up on battling coronavirus over the Christmas period and felt he would die on his own from the disease.

The 60 year old revealed that he had contracted the illness and began feeling ill four days before Christmas.

Writing in an article for The Times the star explained that he felt poorly so began googling his symptoms and went to get a test which came back positive.

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Writing in the column, the presenter revealed: “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.”

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The star, who presents The Grand Tour, then explained to readers that he had been spending time isolating with his 46-year-old girlfriend Lisa Hogan, and her children.

However, he felt uncertain as to who he was allowed to have contact with. Jeremy added: “I’m not going to lie — it was quite scary!”

He then continued: “With every illness I've had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue, but with COVID-19 you have to lie there, on your own, knowing that medicine is not on its way and that time is your worst enemy.”

On Christmas Day Jeremy's own children from his second marriage, Emily, Katya and Finlo, came to visit him.

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They came to see their father for forty minutes to have a glass of champagne with him in the garden at a social distance, under the rule of Tier 2.

The host went on to add that he has "absolutely no idea" if he is "better now".

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