Was Jeremy Clarkson blocked from a flight home after a row with an airport worker?

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Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has claimed an airport employee stopped him from boarding a flight back to the UK in a "hate crime".

The Sun newspaper reported that the presenter, 56, was "kicked off" the flight from Stuttgart in Germany to London Heathrow, which he was due to board with co-stars James May and Richard Hammond after filming their new Grand Tour programme.

According to reports, the disagreement followed a row between Jeremy and Argentina over a number plate featured on a car in a Top Gear episode, appearing to refer to the Falklands war.

Jeremy on set for The Grand Tour.
Jeremy on set for The Grand Tour (Roderick Fountain/Amazon Prime/PA)

Jeremy was quoted as saying: "He's a stupid, bitter and twisted little man," and called for the worker to be charged.

He reportedly accused the man of stopping him from catching his BA flight home and labelled him an "ignorant little worm".