Jeremy Clarkson Reflects On “Absolute Disaster” During Clarkson’s Farm Filming
Jeremy Clarkson has opened up about his difficult year on the Diddly Squat Farm after another blunder.
The first season of Clarkson’s Farm was an instant hit with fans for showing a realistic view of the farming industry whilst also being filled with the Grand Tour host getting himself into tricky situations as he navigated his way through the new venture. Now, after an almost two year wait, fans will be able to see the second series on Prime Video on February 10.
The former Top Gear host has spoken about a particular situation he landed himself in after buying cows when he knew nothing about them. He explained:
“I don’t know anything about cow farming. Literally nothing at all. I wanted to get Friesians, and apparently, they’re used to make milk.
“I didn’t know. I didn’t know anything. I ended up with a fleet of shorthorn cows. Everyone nods and says, ‘Oh, they’re good.’ I don’t know why. It’s been a year of total disasters on the cow front.
“Absolute disasters, because I didn’t know anything, I shouldn’t have had cows. It was a mad thing to have got.”
Clarkson went on to explain one of the biggest difficulties he faced with owning cows after having infected badgers bring the threat of TB onto the farm. He continued:
“That was one of the most difficult areas to cover because the badger is much-loved by most people in the country.
“In fact, the only people who absolutely hate badgers are farmers and people who work in the countryside.
“We thought, ‘What do we do?’ because if you want to make a popular show you have to say, ‘Oh, look at the little cuddly-wuddly badgers.’
“But I thought: no, it’s a farming show, and you’d lose your core audience, the farmers, if you went around, saying, ‘Look at these sweet little animals.’
“So, I actually called them b******s and showed people what they actually do. It’s truthful. These are not nice animals.”
Prime Video announced towards the end of 2022 that they have already started filming the third season of the hit farming show. Following Clarkson’s “misogynistic” and “disgusting” column on Meghan Markle, there has been a lot of speculation over whether the presenter will have his shows cancelled. The rumours are that Prime Video will continue with what has already been contracted, meaning Clarkson’s Farm would end after season three and there would be four more episodes of The Grand Tour. However, Prime Video have declined to comment at the moment.
Clarkson’s Farm season 2 will premiere on Friday, February 10, on Amazon Prime Video.