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Jeremy Clarkson Nicknamed 'The Wolf Of Chipping Norton' After Tractor Chaos

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Jeremy Clarkson Nicknamed 'The Wolf Of Chipping Norton' After Tractor Chaos

Jeremy Clarkson has said he's got a reputation as the 'Wolf of Chipping Norton' as his tractor antics become the talk of the village.

The 61-year-old managed to knock over numerous bins and 'completely destroyed a five-bar gate' while working on his Diddly Squat farm in the early hours of the morning.

Writing in his Sunday Time column, Clarkson explained that he was completely in the dark about the accident until the following morning when he saw the chaos he'd caused.

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Clarkson wrote: "I'm very bad at it. Kaleb, my tractor driver, says he can't watch when I'm doing it and that I'm a... well, let's say a lot of my seed falls on fallow ground and you'll get the gist of his observation."

But he went on to stress that he has enjoyed learning all things farm related while filming his Amazon Prime show Clarkson's Farm.

He added: "Despite the difficulties and the concentration and the endless tellings-off, though, I love whizzing back and forth.

"I love the wildlife you see. I clocked some English partridges in one field and in another an albino fallow stag.

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"It all feels very important, somehow, to be making food."

But it's not all plain sailing, with the TV host detailing an incident that was fairly reminiscent of a scene in The Wolf of Wall Street in which Jordan Belfort - played by Leonardo DiCaprio - smashed his fancy white Lamborghini and has no recollection until he's told by police the next day.

Clarkson explained that he'd gone to bed feeling quite pleased with himself after a long day's graft, but his happiness was short lived.

He wrote: "The next morning, however, it seemed that it hadn't gone so well because somehow I'd knocked all three of the bins over, spilling rubbish everywhere and breaking them.

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"And I'd completely destroyed a five-bar gate. I don't remember doing any of it.

"Literally I thought I'd got home without a scratch.

"Maybe that's why everyone is now calling me the Wolf of Chipping Norton."

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However, he went on to say that the unfortunate mishap did give him 'something new to moan about'.

Fair enough.

And fans of Clarkson's complaining will have been pleased to learn that Clarkson's Farm has been renewed for a second season.

Offering up a flavour of what we can expect from the next series, Amazon Prime Video said: "Viewers can expect a deeper insight into another year on Diddly Squat Farm as Jeremy aims to diversify, expanding his limited agricultural knowledge under the watchful eye of his no-nonsense team; tractor driver Kaleb, stone wall favourite Gerald, advisor 'Cheerful' Charlie, Jeremy's better-half-turned-farm-shop-keeper Lisa and many more.

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"Series 2 promises to bring more laughs, triumphs and tribulations, and of course more farming faux pas, as we follow Jeremy & co on their agricultural adventure."

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, UK

Claire Reid
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