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Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox is left red-faced as he spins out of control THREE TIMES on lap

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He recently hit headlines after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance last week on Question Time.

But Laurence Fox is set to have a challenge of a different kind on Sunday’s edition of Top Gear, when his stint on the racetrack for the Star In A Reasonably Fast Car segment went array.

The actor, 41, makes an appearance on the hit BBC show alongside his cousin Emilia, 45, and gets behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold.

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox was left very red-faced as he span out of control THREE TIMES during test lap on Sunday's edition of the show

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox was left very red-faced as he span out of control THREE TIMES during test lap on Sunday's edition of the show

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox was left very red-faced as he span out of control THREE TIMES during test lap on Sunday’s edition of the show

In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control.

Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road.

It’s unclear whether Laurence’s official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how Emilia did in comparison.

Race: The actor, 41, got behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold

Race: The actor, 41, got behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold

Race: The actor, 41, got behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold

Dramatic: In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control

Dramatic: In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control

Spinning out of control: The actor was seen spinning 360 degrees on the track

Spinning out of control: The actor was seen spinning 360 degrees on the track

Dramatic: In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control

The episode will also see co-hosts Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff take part in an off-road race, the Baja 1000, in Mexico.

While, alongside Paddy McGuiness, the presenting trio will compete against each other to see which car is best: a Renault Megane Trophy RS Trophy R, a Porsche Cayman GT4, or a second-hand Lamborghini Gallardo. 

Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance on Question Time in January. 

Oops: Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road

Oops: Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road

Oops: Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road

Could be better: It's unclear whether Laurence's official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how his cousin Emilia did in comparison

Could be better: It's unclear whether Laurence's official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how his cousin Emilia did in comparison

Could be better: It’s unclear whether Laurence’s official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how his cousin Emilia did in comparison

He then caused outrage by questioning the ‘incongruous’ inclusion of a Sikh soldier in the recent hit film 1917, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops during the First World War. 

The actor hit headlines with his very public spat with academic Rachel Boyle, in which he called her a ‘racist’ for describing him a ‘white, privileged male’ in a debate about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, which saw him deny she was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race..

On Question Time he said ‘throwing the card of racism at everybody… [is] really starting to get boring’, triggering a Twitter storm in which some praised him for his ‘common sense’ and others brand him a ‘disgrace’.

He caused further controversy by revealing that he no longer dates women under 35 as they are ‘too woke’ and most of them are ‘absolutely bonkers’.

Controversy: Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over 'white, male privilege' during his appearance on Question Time in January

Controversy: Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over 'white, male privilege' during his appearance on Question Time in January

Controversy: Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance on Question Time in January 

He was then dismissed as ignorant when he described the inclusion of a turban-wearing Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes film 1917 as ‘incongruous’, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Fox described himself as ‘a pretty angsty teenager’ but also ‘a bit of a mummy’s boy’.

He said: ‘I wanted to be really popular but I wasn’t, not as much as I wanted to be. I tried too hard to be cool.

‘I’ve always been a bit confrontational, though obviously not the massive s**t magnet that I am today.’

Top Gear continues Sunday at 8pm on BBC Two. 

Laurence caused further controversy when he described the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes' 1917 as 'incongruous', when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops

Laurence caused further controversy when he described the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes' 1917 as 'incongruous', when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops

Laurence caused further controversy when he described the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes’ 1917 as ‘incongruous’, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops

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Ella Eyre puts on a leggy display in quirky denim blazer dress as she attends LFW show

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She is a vocal powerhouse who always catches the eye at red-carpet events. 

And Ella Eyre put on a typically edgy display as she attended the Central Saint Martins MA fashion show during London Fashion Week on Friday.

The Comeback singer, 25, put on a leggy display in a stonewash denim blazer dress which she paired with comfortable trainers.

Toned; Ella Eyre put on a typically edgy display as she attended the Central Saint Martins MA fashion show during London Fashion Week on Friday

Toned; Ella Eyre put on a typically edgy display as she attended the Central Saint Martins MA fashion show during London Fashion Week on Friday

Toned; Ella Eyre put on a typically edgy display as she attended the Central Saint Martins MA fashion show during London Fashion Week on Friday

The dress featured acid wash detail and was worn with a a neon yellow top, which teased a glimpse of Ella’s cleavage.

The beauty wore her caramel flecked brunette tresses in a ponytail with feline flicks of liner and rose lipstick adorning her pretty visage.

The star oozed confidence as she showed off her toned legs while posing up a storm, before taking her seat on the FROW.   

Ella recently promoted her new single Mama, admitting in a new interview this week with the Evening Standard that it has taken her time to overcome the writer’s block she suffered following the death of her father in 2017.   

Wow: The Comeback singer, 25, put on a leggy display in a stonewash denim blazer dress which she paired with comfortable trainers

Wow: The Comeback singer, 25, put on a leggy display in a stonewash denim blazer dress which she paired with comfortable trainers

Wow: The Comeback singer, 25, put on a leggy display in a stonewash denim blazer dress which she paired with comfortable trainers

Ella, who grew up in London, travelled to Jamaica where her father lived all his life explaining that the trip helped her deal with her grief. 

‘My dad died and it sort of threw me a little bit and I took a step back,’ she said. ‘I went from being really unconfident and anxious to going to Jamaica and dealing with some demons and I came back feeling like a whole new person.

‘The only project I’m really focused on now is my solo album and getting that going again. There’s more music planned … there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.’

Looking good: The dress featured acid wash detail and was worn with a a neon yellow top, which teased a glimpse of Ella's cleavage

Looking good: The dress featured acid wash detail and was worn with a a neon yellow top, which teased a glimpse of Ella's cleavage

Looking good: The dress featured acid wash detail and was worn with a a neon yellow top, which teased a glimpse of Ella’s cleavage

In April, Ella spoke exclusively to MailOnline about the secrets to her confidence, citing her mother as her biggest inspiration.

Speaking at the The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester Super Party, she said: ‘My confidence comes from my mum.’

‘She has balls of steel and instilled that in me from a young age!’

FROW: The star took her seat on the FROW alongside Jessie Ware, Mahalia and Laura Whitmore

FROW: The star took her seat on the FROW alongside Jessie Ware, Mahalia and Laura Whitmore

FROW: The star took her seat on the FROW alongside Jessie Ware, Mahalia and Laura Whitmore

 

 

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Lily Allen enjoys a solo outing while puffing on a cigarette and sipping coffee

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She’s currently loved-up with Stranger Things star beau David Harbour. 

But Lily Allen cut a solo figure as she puffed on a cigarette and sipped on coffee during a casual stroll around London‘s Notting Hill on Friday.

The Not Fair singer, 34, wrapped up warm for the outing, donning a long black coat as she walked.

Outing: Lily Allen cut a solo figure as she puffed on a cigarette and sipped on coffee during a casual stroll around London's Notting Hill on Friday

Outing: Lily Allen cut a solo figure as she puffed on a cigarette and sipped on coffee during a casual stroll around London's Notting Hill on Friday

Outing: Lily Allen cut a solo figure as she puffed on a cigarette and sipped on coffee during a casual stroll around London’s Notting Hill on Friday

She layered this over a baby blue jumper and grey joggers, which she teamed with a pair of white trainers.

The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting.

Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule.

It comes shortly after the Smile singer, 44, sparked speculation that she and American actor David are engaged in recent weeks.

Casual: The Not Fair singer, 34, wrapped up warm for the outing, donning a long black coat as she walked

Casual: The Not Fair singer, 34, wrapped up warm for the outing, donning a long black coat as she walked

Casual: The Not Fair singer, 34, wrapped up warm for the outing, donning a long black coat as she walked

Lily was previously spotted with a ring on her wedding figure during a festive walk in New York with the Stranger Things actor.

Things have been heating up between Lily and David and they have been inseparable since they went public with their relationship in September.

This is not the first time Lily has fuelled rumours she’s taken her relationship to the next level, as she stepped out in Chelsea wearing a band on her wedding finger in November.

MailOnline contacted Lily and David’s representatives for further comment at the time.

Low-key: She layered this over a baby blue jumper and grey joggers, which she teamed with a pair of white trainers

Low-key: She layered this over a baby blue jumper and grey joggers, which she teamed with a pair of white trainers

Low-key: She layered this over a baby blue jumper and grey joggers, which she teamed with a pair of white trainers

Cosy look: The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting

Cosy look: The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting

Cosy look: The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting

Cosy look: The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting

Cosy look: The star completed her look with dark sunglasses, why her raven tresses were styled into a sleek side-parting

Coffee lover: Lily happily sipped on a large cup of coffee as she walked down the street

Coffee lover: Lily happily sipped on a large cup of coffee as she walked down the street

Coffee lover: Lily happily sipped on a large cup of coffee as she walked down the street

The couple enjoyed Christmas in America, with the pair staging an epic Christmas prank in a hilarious series of clips posted to Instagram.

They appeared to poke fun at flashy social media culture as she received 10 boxes filled with cash, a ‘Cartier’ watch and two rings from David.

Lily was previously married to builder and decorator Sam Cooper, until the couple finalised their divorce in 2018.

They share joint custody of daughters Ethel and Marnie.

Time to herself: Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule

Time to herself: Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule

Time to herself: Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule

Time to herself: Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule

Time to herself: Lily looked relaxed and content as she enjoyed some downtime from her busy schedule

Alone time: Lily was without her boyfriend David or two daughters during her outing

Alone time: Lily was without her boyfriend David or two daughters during her outing

Alone time: Lily was without her boyfriend David or two daughters during her outing

Cute: Lily's appearance comes after she sparked speculation that she has become engaged to her boyfriend David Harbour, 44 (pictured in December 2019)

Cute: Lily's appearance comes after she sparked speculation that she has become engaged to her boyfriend David Harbour, 44 (pictured in December 2019)

Cute: Lily’s appearance comes after she sparked speculation that she has become engaged to her boyfriend David Harbour, 44 (pictured in December 2019) 

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Kelly Brook enjoys a romantic Valentine’s Day walk with Jeremy Parisi

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Kelly Brook enjoyed a romantic Valentine’s Day walk with boyfriend Jeremy Parisi on Friday, three days after burglary of her home left her ‘really shaken up’. 

The TV star, 40, looked in great spirits as the pair were seen leaving Global studios in central London.

On Tuesday, she disturbed burglars during a raid at her £3 million London home after returning home from work at Heart Radio.

High spirits: Kelly Brook put on a defiant display as she went for a sweet Valentine's Day walk with boyfriend Jeremy Parisi on Friday

High spirits: Kelly Brook put on a defiant display as she went for a sweet Valentine's Day walk with boyfriend Jeremy Parisi on Friday

High spirits: Kelly Brook put on a defiant display as she went for a sweet Valentine’s Day walk with boyfriend Jeremy Parisi on Friday

The personality cut a glamorous figure in a black mini dress that had semi-sheer polka-dot sleeves, and showed off her slender legs.

Her ensemble had a large statement bow across the front for a chic flair, and she accessorised the look with a small handbag.

Boosting her height in a pair of black heels, Kelly completed the look by wearing a pair of stylish shades to keep a low profile.

Out and about: The TV star, 40, looked in good spirits as the pair were seen leaving Global studios in central London

Out and about: The TV star, 40, looked in good spirits as the pair were seen leaving Global studios in central London

Out and about: The TV star, 40, looked in good spirits as the pair were seen leaving Global studios in central London

She wore her brunette locks in a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and the model used a natural palette of make-up to highlight her pretty features.

Her beau Jeremy wore a satin shirt covered in love hearts under a midnight blue blazer, which he paired with dark jeans.

And his eyes appeared to only be on Kelly as the Italian hunk showed his affection with a kiss on her cheek. 

Shock: The model is understood to have disturbed the intruder after returning to her luxury London home from presenting her Heart FM radio show on Tuesday evening

Shock: The model is understood to have disturbed the intruder after returning to her luxury London home from presenting her Heart FM radio show on Tuesday evening

Shock: The model is understood to have disturbed the intruder after returning to her luxury London home from presenting her Heart FM radio show on Tuesday evening

Defiant: Kelly smiled brightly while heading into work at Heart Radio on Friday

Defiant: Kelly smiled brightly while heading into work at Heart Radio on Friday

Defiant: Kelly smiled brightly while heading into work at Heart Radio on Friday

Kelly has said that she ‘won’t be alone’ overnight following the incident where she was the one to discover a burglar inside her home. 

The model is understood to have disturbed the intruder after returning to her luxury London home from presenting her Heart FM radio show on Tuesday evening.    

Kelly was unhurt but revealed she is ‘really shaken up’ following the upsetting burglary in which electrical items and precious jewellery were stolen. 

In a good mood: The personality cut a glamorous figure in a black mini dress that had semi-sheer polka-dot sleeves, and showed off her slender legs

In a good mood: The personality cut a glamorous figure in a black mini dress that had semi-sheer polka-dot sleeves, and showed off her slender legs

In a good mood: The personality cut a glamorous figure in a black mini dress that had semi-sheer polka-dot sleeves, and showed off her slender legs

She told The Sun on Wednesday night: ‘I’m so, so upset. It’s really shaken me up. I won’t be staying by myself tonight.’ 

The former model may have been targeted by a gang operating in the area.

But despite her terror, Kelly reassured fans that she’s coming to terms with the unsettling incident, adding: ‘We just have to keep on keeping on’.  

Attention to detail: Boosting her height in a pair of black heels, Kelly completed the look by wearing a pair of stylish shades to keep a low profile

Attention to detail: Boosting her height in a pair of black heels, Kelly completed the look by wearing a pair of stylish shades to keep a low profile

Attention to detail: Boosting her height in a pair of black heels, Kelly completed the look by wearing a pair of stylish shades to keep a low profile

Home: The star lives in a stunning London flat that is said to be worth £3m. Thieves got into the property between 7pm and 9pm and got away with some of the former model's jewellery

Home: The star lives in a stunning London flat that is said to be worth £3m. Thieves got into the property between 7pm and 9pm and got away with some of the former model's jewellery

Home: The star lives in a stunning London flat that is said to be worth £3m. Thieves got into the property between 7pm and 9pm and got away with some of the former model’s jewellery

Kelly is said to have seen the burglar running away from the rear of her north west London home after her mansion was targeted for valuables. 

A neighbour of the former model told MailOnline yesterday: ‘Kelly was burgled last night. Police spoke to me and wanted to know if I had any further information.’

A source added: ‘Kelly has been left really shaken up by the burglary.

Terrifying: Earlier this week, Kelly told of her horror after discovering a burglar inside her home - revealing she 'won't be alone' overnight in the wake of the terrifying raid (pictured on Wednesday)

Terrifying: Earlier this week, Kelly told of her horror after discovering a burglar inside her home - revealing she 'won't be alone' overnight in the wake of the terrifying raid (pictured on Wednesday)

Terrifying: Earlier this week, Kelly told of her horror after discovering a burglar inside her home – revealing she ‘won’t be alone’ overnight in the wake of the terrifying raid (pictured on Wednesday)  

‘Police were called between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday but the thief had managed to escape before they arrived at the property.

‘They did get away with some electronic items and jewellery but it’s more the fear of someone being at her home which has upset Kelly.’

A source close to Kelly revealed yesterday: ‘The police arrived between 7pm and 9pm last night.

Her love: Kelly pictured with longtime partner Jeremy Parisi, a source said: 'Kelly has been left really shaken up by the burglary' (pictured together in January)

Her love: Kelly pictured with longtime partner Jeremy Parisi, a source said: 'Kelly has been left really shaken up by the burglary' (pictured together in January)

Her love: Kelly pictured with longtime partner Jeremy Parisi, a source said: ‘Kelly has been left really shaken up by the burglary’ (pictured together in January) 

‘We think she may have returned home after her slot on Heart FM and disturbed the burglar while he was still in her house.

‘He managed to escape with electronic items and some jewellery. Understandably Kelly has been left terribly shocked by this.’

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Police were called at around 7.35pm on Tuesday February 11 to a report of a burglary at an address in London. 

‘There was no report of injury. Officers attended the location and have begun an investigation. There has been no arrest at this early stage.’ 

Kelly and co-host Jason King – JK – present a three hour show on Heart London every weekday between 4pm and 7pm. 

Despite the drama, Kelly returned to the studio to present Wednesday’s show.  

Beautiful: Kelly also owns a £1million farmhouse in Kent, where she's become a keen gardener

Beautiful: Kelly also owns a £1million farmhouse in Kent, where she's become a keen gardener

Beautiful: Kelly also owns a £1million farmhouse in Kent, where she’s become a keen gardener

Garden of Eden: The former actress has reportedly spent 12 years renovating the property, while also keeping her flat in London for when she's working in the city

Garden of Eden: The former actress has reportedly spent 12 years renovating the property, while also keeping her flat in London for when she's working in the city

Garden of Eden: The former actress has reportedly spent 12 years renovating the property, while also keeping her flat in London for when she’s working in the city

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