Jeremy Clarkson has denied wanting to burn the cars used in the upcoming Patagonia Special.

Jeremy Clarkson has denied wanting to burn the cars used in the upcoming Patagonia Special.

A police report issued by the authorities in Argentina said the Top Gear crew wanted to burn the three cars used for shooting the Patagonia Special before leaving the country. However, Jeremy Clarkson responded to these accusation on his Twitter account by saying: "we didn't try to set fire to the cars. There was a small battery issue when the on board cameras were removed in a big hurry."

To be honest, that doesn't sound very convincing but at least it's an official response to the allegations made by Argentine diplomats who said Top Gear wanted to set fire to the Porsche 928, Lotus Esprit and Ford Mustang and then use the footage for a more "dramatic effect."

We remind you part one of the Top Gear Patagonia Special will air on BBC Two / BBC Two HD on December 27 at 8:30 PM, followed a day later at 8:00 PM by part two.

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