Jeremy Clarkson on a roll: PICTURES.

THE Top Gear circus rolled into town this week as former Advertiser reporter Jeremy Clarkson returned to perform one of the show’s famous stunts—in a Reliant Robin.

The BBC motormouth and his television crew closed off a section of Doncaster Road, Braithwell, for more than an hour as they overturned the three-wheel car in front of mesmerised locals yesterday morning.

They later headed to Brookhouse’s idyllic cricket ground to gatecrash a game ... with the Reliant roaring over the boundary to interfere with proceedings with another spectacular roll.

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Luckily, former Test match umpire Harold “Dickie” Bird was in town to shoo away the Top Gear star.

But despite a reprimand from the cricketing icon, an all-action Clarkson was keen to step out from behind the wheel of his three-wheeled steed to catch up with the Advertiser team.

He said: “It’s great to see a copy of the newspaper. It’s where I started out, after all.

“We’re up here filming a piece about the Robin. They were very popular in the North so we decided to head for Rotherham.”

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Dickie Bird had taken time out from a holiday in Scarborough to visit Brookhouse.

He said: “I only got an invitation last week but as it’s local I thought I’d come along. Brookhouse has a lovely ground.