Jeremy Clarkson reveals secret health scare that led to one stone weight loss

Jeremy Clarkson had a secret health scare (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Jeremy Clarkson has secretly had a health scare – a ‘5cm cyst‘ on his back that he got removed after leaving a trip early.

The Clarkson’s Farm star, whose show was recently compared to Johnny Vegas’ Carry on Glamping much to his dismay, was spending some time at a health resort with partner Lisa Hogan.

However, he wasn’t having fun so decided to bring forward his operation by one week.

‘I had a 5cm cyst, which is now not a cyst any more,’ the 63-year-old recalled.

A cyst is a round lump underneath the skin, often filled with fluid or pus. Although they usually don’t need treatment, painful cysts can be removed under local anaesthetic, and some people opt to remove visible lumps.

He added to The Sun: ’Lisa took me to a health farm and, well, it was so miserable there that I thought, “I’ve got to have this cyst taken out at some point, I may as well go now”.’

Jeremy was staying at a health farm (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

He left the resort to go straight to the hospital as he decided that having an operation was going to provide more enjoyment than ‘eating juniper berries’ at the resort, which also served wheatgrass which he described as ‘gut-retching dreadfulness’.

Jeremy addressed the situation with his typical cynical humour: ‘As I lay under the surgeon’s knife, I thought “this is preferable”.’

Well, let’s just hope nobody who runs the mystery health farm is easily offended!

Jeremy lost one stone in weight during the ordeal, but he reckons half of that was the cyst itself.

‘It wasn’t cancer. It was never going to be cancerous though — I wasn’t in the mood,’ he concluded.

Jeremy is back on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? this Sunday (Picture: ITV/Stellify Media)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will return to ITV on Sunday, and Jeremy couldn’t resist having a little dig at other game shows’ prize funds.

‘People get their knickers in a twist on Pointless for £700, you know, so £8,000, this is massive, massive money, and then you’re asking them to gamble it to get £16,000,’ he said before adding that £1million is ‘absolutely massive’.

ITV were recently criticised for only having men on presenting duties. Commenting on the lack of women hosting Saturday night entertainment shows he said there was ‘no earthly reason why there aren’t more’.

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