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Jeremy Clarkson came to the rescue when a distraught little girl's dog went missing.

Beloved Spaniel Rory was roaming about Grand Tour host Jeremy's farm when he spotted him and thought he was a fox.

But after the pooch came bounding over, Jeremy read his collar and set about getting him back home.

He had no luck, as his phone call went to voice mail – so instead gave girlfriend Lisa Hogan a bell to come pick them up.

Recalling the episode in his column for The Sunday Times, Jeremy wrote: "After I'd given him some of the stew I'd made the night before – he liked it, unlike everyone else – and a bowl of water, I tried the number again, and this time it was answered very quickly by a woman.

Jeremy recalled finding a dog when out and about on his farm
(Image: jeremyclarkson1/Instagram)

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"But I couldn't hear what she was saying because in the background there was a clearly distraught little girl sobbing and saying over and over: 'Is it Rory? Is it Rory?'

"It's possibly the nicest sound I've ever heard. The sheer joy of a little girl finding out that her lost dog is safe and well.

"It put me in such a good mood."

Jeremy lives on the farm with Lisa and her kids.

Jeremy found a dog wandering his land
(Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jeremy's girlfriend Lisa came to pick them up
(Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images for LDV)

He's dad to daughters Emily and Katya, and son Finlo, from his previous marriage to Frances Cain.

And motorhead Jeremy recently opened up about his experience with Covid-19 – which left him fearing for his life over Christmas.

"The doctor was very clear…" he wrote in The Times, "I'd feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then I'd either get better or I'd have to go to hospital.

Jeremy said he feared death as he battled Covid-19 over Christmas
(Image: Getty)

"Where, because I am 60 and fat, and because I've smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I'd probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent."

And after a health kick in 2019 saw him shed the pounds, Jeremy says it's back on again after he tucked into the wine during the first lockdown.

"It's all back on – and a little bit more," he said.