"Entertaining" lap from Damian Lewis on Top Gear

DamianLewisTopGearWarning: Minor spoilers.

He may be pretty slick on Homeland but what’s Damian Lewis like behind the wheel?

The British actor has set an unwanted record on Top Gear this week by posting the slowest-ever lap time in the history of the show during the ‘Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment.

However, it must be noted that the actor was driving in perhaps the worst conditions ever seen on the test track, with ice and snow littering the road.

Lewis posted a time 13 seconds slower than the previous record-holder, politician John Prescott.

Host Jeremy Clarkson said: “Realistically you were never going to set the fastest time… I have to say actually that is the slowest lap we have ever had on the Top Gear test track, but – and I’m sure everyone will agree with me on this – by far and away the most entertaining.”

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