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Countryfile slammed by ‘p***ed off farmers’ as Clarkson’s Farm makes them ‘the heroes’

Jeremy Clarkson calls Kaleb a 'clown' after tractor mishap

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Amazon Prime series Clarkson’s Farm has been a hit with viewers since it first aired earlier this year. The programme follows Jeremy as he attempts to run Diddly Squat Farm in Chipping Norton. However, the 61-year-old is not on his own, as he has farm manager Kaleb Cooper on hand to help him. The comical duo has quickly become firm favourites with fans and the show has been such a success it has been renewed for another series.

Despite Jeremy making hardly any profit from his new venture and struggling along the way, one farmer has praised The Grand Tour host’s efforts.

Author and farmer James Rebanks claimed Jeremy has done more for farmers in one TV series than BBC’s Countryfile has in 30 years.

He claimed the farming community prefers to watch Clarkson’s Farm over Countryfile.

Speaking about Jeremy’s show at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, James began: “I can report back from within the farming community. They all loved that programme. They loved it.”

As reported by the Telegraph, he continued: “Okay, he’s clowning around, and he plays to that audience, and a lot of farmers are lads that like machines and they would have watched Top Gear and all the rest of it.”

“But what they really liked is [that] they have been frankly p****d off with Countryfile for about 30 years because the whole logic of Countryfile is that you can’t make a mainstream,” he added.

“Prime-time TV programme about farming because farming is for a niche group of idiots.”

James went on praise Jeremy for emphasising the importance of farm economics and how “tough it is”.

He said despite the “silly bits” of the series, the farming community is delighted some as high profile as Jeremy is sticking up for them.

Jeremy bought the land, now known as Diddly Squat Farm in 2008, although earlier this year he decided to take over the running of the farm himself.

The Grand Tour host has admittedly faced a few hurdles while attempting to run his farm successfully over the past year.

The former Top Gear host also keeps his followers regularly updated about his farm antics.

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In August, Jeremy revealed two new faces would be appearing in season two of Clarkson’s Farm.

In view of his 3.8 million followers, Jeremy shared a snap of one of his new cows he has named Pepper.
 
He simply captioned the photo: “World. Meet Pepper.”

In another video shared to the social media platform, Jeremy shared a clip of another new cow which is yet to be named.

 

 

 

A release date for the new episodes hasn’t yet been just yet, although it is expected to air in 2022.

Since shooting for series one took place over the course of a 12-month period, it may not be until sometime next year that it returns.

Speaking about the return of his show, Jeremy said: “I’m absolutely delighted that, once again you’ll be able to spend some time with Cheerful Charlie, Gerald, Lisa and of course, Kaleb.

“We are such a happy team.”

Countryfile returns on Sunday at 5.10pm on BBC One.

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