Jeremy Clarkson 'Considering Bid To Be MP'
Jeremy Clarkson has said he is thinking of running for Parliament - standing in Labour leader Ed Miliband's constituency.
The Top Gear presenter suggested he could run as an independent at the next general election.
He tweeted: "I'm thinking I might stand in the next election as an independent for Doncaster North, which is where I'm from. Thoughts?"
In the last election, Mr Miliband had a 10,909 majority in the constituency.
Clarkson's message has so far been retweeted more than 1,000 times - including by John Prescott, Labour's former deputy prime minister.
Mr Prescott also replied to the presenter: "Why not stand in Chipping Norton, where you live now? You've got lots of mates there."
Another Twitter user said: "I think you should. At least then there would be one politician who isn't afraid to speak his mind."
However, it remains to be seen how serious the famously mischievous 53-year-old is about the idea.
In the past Clarkson has had to apologise to Mr Miliband's political mentor and predecessor at Labour, Gordon Brown, after calling him a "one-eyed Scottish idiot".
The current Labour leader also hit out at the Top Gear presenter last year, saying he was one of a number of celebrities making light of people suffering from mental illness.
Clarkson's tweet comes after a difficult summer for Mr Miliband, who has had to endure a series of criticisms of his leadership from within his own ranks.