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Jeremy Clarkson on being ‘accosted’ as fans were ‘determined’ to ‘take photo of his penis’

Jeremy Clarkson, 61, has been in the public eye since 1988, when he joined Top Gear as a presenter. His witticisms, advanced knowledge of cars and, as he’d like to think in some cases, everything else, propelled him to international fame, but with that came some very strange experiences with fans.

Over the years, The Grand Tour star has taken millions of photographs and signed thousands of autographs for his growing fanbase, but there was one memorable incident that has remained engrained in his mind.

“I was once accosted at a motorway service station urinal,” he sighed.

“A group of guys seemed very determined to take a photograph of my penis.

“And there’s no point using the cubicles instead because if they know you’re in there, camera phones will soon appear under the door and over the side of the stalls.”

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The recollection came after one of the young lads who videoed themselves “harassing” Chris Whitty, lost his job as an estate agent and was charged with assault.

The Chief Medical Officer was filmed by two men the other week as he tried to flee their clutches, and while they were branded “despicable thugs” by Boris Johnson and thousands of others who saw the footage, Jeremy wondered whether the punishment really fit the crime.

It prompted him to think about how people nowadays seem to live their lives as a series of ten-second movies.

“All of them are competing for an Oscar,” he said of his own encounter in the toilet stall.

He added: “Certainly, I don’t see why someone should be sacked for being what? Young?”

While on the subject of fan reactions, he also revealed that when he’s been mobbed in public, things “often turn mildly physical”.

After claiming that he doesn’t think it is “entirely fair” for the young man to have lost his job in the case Mr Whitty, he noted that if you’re in the public eye, you “have to expect attention” when out and about in public.

“If I walk past a building site, or a pub, I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be surrounded almost immediately by a gang of young men shouting ‘One photo. One photo,'” he wrote in his column for The Sun.

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Britons determined to visit Balearics despite EU travel ban as searches surge by 4,750%

Money-saving website offeroftheday.co.uk has revealed that of all the newly-added green list countries, the Balearic Islands – which include Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza – have seen the biggest increase in searches.

After the Government’s announcement, which saw other destinations like Malta, Madeira or some Caribbean Islands moved from amber to green list, Madeira holidays registered an increase of 1,550 percent.

However, searches of holidays in Menorca alone saw a rise of 1,300 percent and flights to Ibiza an increase of 900 percent.

A spokesperson for offeroftheday.co.uk, Laura Jenkins, commented on the matter.

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Houston woman with multiple sclerosis says she's determined to stay fit

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston woman who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis says her condition is not going to stop her from finding purpose in life, especially as someone who identifies as an athlete.Danielle Koblinksi is as fit as they come. She is a yoga and cycling instructor, and she uses her diagnosis as a way to help and inspire others.

In spring 2016, she said she started getting symptoms that she could no longer ignore. Koblinksi battled with fatigue, vision problems and issues with her balance. She eventually went to the emergency room.”It looks like the beginning stages of MS,” Koblinski said. “After that, I spent five days in the hospital.”

After some medication, she said things leveled off until 10 months ago when she suffered her first relapse.

“It affected my walking, which I am trying to rehab right now in my right leg. There is video of me running on a treadmill which I never thought I would do again. Learning how to jump is wild,” she said.

She has done the MS-150 every year since her diagnosis and has even bigger plans beyond that.

“If I can’t ever physically win the race, I sure can win the person raising the most money,” Koblinksi said.Koblinksi is also a dancer and used those skills to tackle the disease with passion.

“When someone tells you you can’t do something, you figure out what you can do and do that 800%. So, I can’t ride a two-wheel bike, cool, what can I do? If one day I cannot ride with my legs, we have a hand-cycle. There are so many people walking around that never find their life purpose until they are much older. Thank God, I found life purpose at 28,” she said.

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Eamonn Holmes shares heartache over painful health battle: ‘I'm determined to beat this’

This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 61, has revealed he rushed to get treatment for his chronic pain today after struggling with the condition throughout the night. The journalist shared a selfie while he rested on the physio table on Twitter, while giving fans an update on his health battle.
Eamonn told his one million followers: “Starting the day by tackling the pain from the night before ….. On the Physio table.  

“Chronic pain . Just can’t get it to go away [crying face emoji].”

Eamonn went on to thank fans who were also suffering with the condition for sharing their experiences with him.

He added: “Sadly so many of you know the feeling. Thanks for sharing your stories. I’m determined to beat this …however much it hurts.”

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He tweeted: “In that Twilight Zone between Nighttime and Morning. Anyone else find these hours the worst…. particularly if you suffer Chronic pain?”

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that continues for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. 

According to the NHS, long-term pain has many causes, such as arthritis, back problems, an old injury, illness or nerve damage. 

Eamonn previously opened up about his hip operation, as he credited his other half for her support.

After the successful operation, the presenter recalled waking up thinking his wife, Ruth, was an angel.

“Ruth’s face was the first thing I saw,” he told Now magazine. 

“I said if this is Heaven, you’re the angel that I want.”

Eamonn was forced to take 10 weeks off to recover from the surgery in 2016.

The star was told he would need the double hip replacement when he was 36 years old, but he put it on hold to focus on his career.

He finally gave in after 25 years of hip, leg, and back pain, which led him to secretly sit on an inflatable disc when presenting.