A new church has been created to worship Jeremy Clarkson.

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

The church has been set up in the town of Jezza in Uganda after the TV star visited the east African country alongside his 'Grand Tour' co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jeremy is terribly flattered and very much likes the town.

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

Jeremy, 60, visited the town back in 2013, when he was filming a two-part Africa special for 'Top Gear'.

The outspoken star stopped off in Jezza, where he bought a chair and made a series of innuendo-laden jokes with Richard and James.

During the special, James said: "We’ve just entered Jezza. When I say I’ve just entered Jezza, that’s a disgusting thought..."

The Church of Jeremy Clarkson - which is otherwise known as JJeza Holiness Church - hosts a regular Sunday service and has even been reviewed on Google, with worshippers giving it an average 4.9 rating out of five.

Jeremy recently revealed he was diagnosed with coronavirus in December, and he feared he would die in a "lonely plastic tent" after being told he had the virus.

He said: "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."

Jeremy went into isolation, and was seriously concerned about his health.

Speaking about his recovery, Jeremy said: "With every illness I’ve had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue, but with Covid-19 you have to lie there, on your own, knowing that medicine is not on its way and that time is your worst enemy."