A Jeremy Clarkson lookalike from Donegal has said he is applying to the BBC for part-time work after the Top Gear presenter was suspended.
Businessman Jimmy Sharkey is stopped by passers-by almost everyday because of his resemblance to the television star.
The practising barrister was even asked to take part in a local parade dressed as Clarkson in his native town of Dangle
The stunt left hundreds of people confused with many asking Sharkey for his autograph.
Now Jimmy, 57, has said he would love to fill in for the star on the show.
“I love Top Gear and I think it would be a shame if it left our screens.
“I also love cars and I would love to fill in for Clarkson if he’s off the air for a while.
“I’m getting my CV and video ready and will send it off to the BBC,” said tongue-in-cheek Sharkey.
The Donegal man has just returned from a skiing trip near Turin in Italy where he revealed he was constantly mistaken for Clarkson.
“You could see people turning heads as I was in supermarkets doing double-takes. It was quite funny,” he said.
So pleased is Jimmy with his resemblance to Clarkson that he has even dressed up as his Top Gear hero for calendars for his petrol station in Dungloe.
“We got dressed up and had a bit of fun. If Jeremy is ever passing or he does a Top Gear show along the Wild Atlantic Way, then it would be great if he called in to the garage,” laughed Jimmy.