Back in October 2002, Jay took part in the "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car" feature of BBC motoring TV show Top Gear. Jay raced around a test track only two seconds slower than a professional racing driver and throughout the ten week series, Jay was the fastest celebrity around the track.
His time has since been broken (a number of times) and the record (in the car that they now use for the feature) is currently held by Simon Cowell. Well, according to an interview with Andy Wilman (Top Gear producer) on the Top Gear website, Jay is planning to challenge the record this week - in the final episode of the current series."Finally, as I write this, Jay Kay is coming down with his sights fixed firmly on Cowell's lap time. In truth, I think he's the only star around at the moment with the speed to knock Cowell off the top, and bugger me is he hungry for it. So, no rain dances from anyone please. Let your gardens wither - we need a dry track on Wednesday."
The weather forecast is so far looking promising and although the show is filmed during the week the result won't be broadcast until Sunday (27 July) from 20:00 on BBC 2.
For information, the current 'celebrity' leaderboard and the previous leaderboard can be viewed at the Top Gear website.