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2016-07-15 17:44

FORMER TOP GEAR HOST: Jeremy Clarkson voiced his frustration on Twitter after British Airways delayed his flight to South Africa by 12 hours. Image: AFP / Ben Stansall

Sean Parker

Cape Town - Jeremy Clarkson angrily tweeted that British Airways had delayed his flight to South Africa by 12 hours. 

The former Top Gear host and presenter of new motoring show The Grand Tour (GT), is filming the first episode of the show in Johannesburg on Sunday.  

The format of The Grand Tour show will see Clarkson and former Top Gear hosts Richard Hammond and James May travel to different locations around the world where studio audience recordings will be filmed in a giant tent.

12 hour delay

On Thursday July 14, Clarkson used his Twitter account to voice his frustration at British Airways, who delayed the broadcaster's flight by 12 hours. 

In a series of tweets, the 56-year-old said: 

Three hours after his first tweet, Clarkson tweeted that the British national carrier had rectified the problem and that he was on his way to South Africa. 

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