I'm the new Tiger Woods - Clarkson
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has made light of claims about his private life.
The TV host is reported to have formed a close friendship with a female colleague from the Top Gear Live team and they were spotted together on several occasions while the production was overseas.
But Clarkson joked to The Sun newspaper: "I'm surprised to find that I'm the new Tiger Woods."
The presenter, who writes a column for the paper, has been married for 18 years to Frances, who is also his manager.
In 2009 golfer Tiger was revealed to have had a string of affairs behind the back of his wife, Elin Nordegren.
Clarkson, together with co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond, has visited Norway, Australia and South Africa in recent weeks with the Top Gear arena show.
The Sunday Mirror reported that the couple had been seen to kiss on the lips in public and he had fed her salad as they relaxed by a pool at a South African hotel.
In one of his recent columns, Clarkson, 50, talked of being homesick, writing: "I've spent the last few weeks on the Top Gear world tour and let me tell you it gets awfully lonely on the road."