Jeremy Clarkson is reportedly on the brink of signing a lucrative deal for three more series of his Amazon Prime show, Clarkson’s Farm, despite recent controversies involving his comments about Meghan Markle. The deal could see the former Top Gear host earn over £200 million.
- Lucrative Deal in the Pipeline: Jeremy Clarkson, despite the backlash from his controversial comments about Meghan Markle, is close to securing a three-series deal with Amazon Prime for his show Clarkson’s Farm. This deal could reportedly earn him an astonishing sum exceeding £200 million.
- Show’s Success and Future Plans: Clarkson’s Farm has gained significant popularity, with its second series becoming the most-watched show on Amazon Prime in the UK. The upcoming series is expected to focus on pig farming, showcasing Clarkson’s unexpected talent in this field.
- Controversial Comments and Aftermath: Clarkson faced intense criticism and over 20,000 complaints following his disparaging remarks about Meghan Markle in a Sun column. His subsequent apologies, including on Twitter, and his daughter Emily’s public disapproval, highlight the gravity of the controversy.
Jeremy Clarkson, the 63-year-old former Top Gear host, has recently been in the headlines for his prospective Amazon Prime deal for his TV show, Clarkson’s Farm. Despite facing severe backlash for his comments about Meghan Markle, Clarkson is poised to sign a deal that could earn him more than £200 million.
Clarkson’s Farm, first aired in 2021, chronicles his efforts to manage Didly Squat farm in the Cotswolds. The show’s second series, released in February this year, topped the UK viewership charts on Amazon Prime, indicating its widespread popularity.
The anticipated third series, expected to air around March or April next year, will reportedly focus on Clarkson’s foray into pig farming. Kaleb Cooper, Clarkson’s young farm hand co-star, has remarked@
“I can’t say too much because I’ll be told off, but Jeremy’s bought some pigs this year. And, annoyingly, he’s a really good pig farmer.”
Clarkson’s success isn’t limited to television. His latest book, “Diddly Squat: Pigs Might Fly,” was a best-seller upon its release last month. However, this success comes in the shadow of controversy. Last December, Clarkson faced immense criticism for his comments about Meghan Markle in a Sun column. He wrote:
“At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she [Meghan] is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her.”
He also expressed his frustration, saying:
“But what makes me despair is that younger people, especially girls, think she’s pretty cool. They think she was a prisoner of Buckingham Palace, forced to talk about nothing but embroidery and kittens.”
Following the public outcry and over 20,000 complaints, Clarkson issued an apology. On Twitter, he stated:
“Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.” In his tweet, he referred to his comments as a “clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones.”
Amidst this controversy, Clarkson’s own daughter Emily also publicly distanced herself from his views. She declared:
“I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle.”
Following the backlash, Clarkson issued another apology in January the next year, addressing the numerous complaints on social media.