In Clarkson’s case, asking if the poor old chap smokes cigarettes amounts to answering the question. Of course he does, and he’s not really shy about it, either! Check out this picture of the Top Gear presenter puffing away in an absolutely non-discreet way at a Triathlon, of all places! Needless to say, this is a non-sustainable habit. If Clarkson hopes to keep entertaining us for years to come with his wonderful TV program, he needs to kick this habit, pronto!
To be fair, I am not really surprised to learn that this proper Englishman smokes cigarettes. He is of the generation when doing so was perfectly socially acceptable, the risks were mostly hidden by the cigarette companies, and people looked at you funny if you didn’t smoke.
He also has the skin tone of a long time smoker. The good news is that this is all going to get cleared out quickly when he quits smoking, if he ever does!