‘The Church of Jeremy Clarkson’ founded after he visited town of Jezza in Uganda

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Jeremy Clarkson has become a religious idol completely by accident.

The Grand Tour host, 60, has had a church founded in his honour after filming for his previous show, Top Gear, took him, Richard Hammond and James May to the town of Jezza.

Located in the African nation of Uganda, the trio arrived in the town only for James to crack wise about "Jezza's back alley."

"We've just entered Jezza," he laughed behind the wheel, "When I say I've just entered Jezza, that's a disgusting thought.

"We've come into Jezza. No, we haven't come into Jezza."

And Jeremy's pretty chuffed with it, an insider close to the man himself telling The Sun : "Jeremy is terribly flattered and very much likes the town.

Jeremy's chuffed with the news as he loved the town when visiting
(Image: BBC)

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"He even bought an armchair from it, once. Frankly a church in his honour is long-overdue."

The episode was one in a two-part special from 2013, in which the three sought out the source of the River Nile.

The church, also known as JJeza Holiness Church, has a near perfect rating on Google Maps and boasts its own website, where browsers are greeted by the words, "The Church of Jeremy Clarkson."

The church is also known as the JJeza Holiness Church and Orphanage
(Image: BBC)

Top Gear's Africa special took them to the town of Jezza, Uganda
(Image: BBC)

Jeremy recently opened up about his Covid battle that left him fearing for his life over Christmas.

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! presenter wrote in The Times : "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."

And in tense scenes, Jeremy reunited with old rival Piers Morgan on Millionaire's Boxing Day special.

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