Jeremy Clarkson confirms future of Clarkson's Farm after reports it was axed by Amazon
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Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed the future of Clarkson’s Farm after it was reported that both he and the show had been axed by Amazon Prime Video.
The 62-year-old motoring expert delves into farming in the hit series which follows his life in the Cotswold, and since Clarkson’s Farm debuted in 2021, it has aired two series with a third confirmed in October 2022.
However, this confirmation came before Clarkson made some horrific comments about Meghan Markle in a controversial column for the The Sun, where he said the Duchess of Sussex should be ‘paraded naked’ through the streets and pelted with ‘excrement’.
This led to calls for his show to be cancelled, and the TV personality soon apologised for his column in a grovelling letter, in which he said: “I really am sorry. All the way from the balls of my feet to the follicles on my head. This is me putting my hands up. It's a mea culpa with bells on.
“It was a slow rumble to start with and I ignored it. But then the rumble got louder. So I picked up a copy of The Sun to see what all the fuss was about.
“We’ve all been there, I guess. In that precise moment when we suddenly realise we’ve completely messed up. You are sweaty and cold at the same time. And your head pounds. And you feel sick. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Had I really said that? It was horrible."
Amazon Prime Video apparently axed Clarkson’s shows according to a report by Variety however, the steaming service did not comment at the time.
Sources said that both Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour would be coming to an end after the series that had been commissioned had aired. The former Top Gear presenter is not set to appear in any future Prime shows.
However, fans can rest assured that Clarkson will be back shovelling and ploughing through the land at Diddly Squat after seemingly confirming that the third season will go ahead as planned.
On Saturday (11 February), Clarkson urged his 7.9 million Twitter followers to watch the show at the weekend.
A fan replied and shared their love for the new season and their cautious optimism that the fish-out-of-water show will continue in the future.
“I loved it watched it on Saturday that just passed, loved the show can’t wait for a season 3 if there is one,” they tweeted.
Clarkson replied with three words which will surely bring lots of hope to his legion of fans. “There is one,” he declared, reaffirming that the already commissioned third season is going ahead.
Fans are overjoyed with the news, with one writing: “Best news I’ve heard in a LONG time! I have learned so much from Clarkson’s Farm. I was never appreciative of or properly thankful for the work and sacrifice that goes into my daily bread. I am now. Thank you.”
While another said they would cancel their Amazon Prime subscription if the series is scrapped, tweeting: “Glad to hear it! If Amazon tries to cancel you, I’m cancelling Amazon. What you are doing is one of the most entertaining shows out there. It is also important to our civilization. People have forgotten what it takes to put food on the table and the importance of farmers/ranchers.”
LADbible has contacted representatives for Amazon Prime Video for comment.
Back in October, when the third series was announced prior to the current second series dropping, Clarkson said he will be joined by girlfriend Lisa, friends Kaleb, Gerald and Charlie and ‘a few new characters’.
He said in a statement: "I'm genuinely thrilled that we are doing a third season of Clarkson's Farm. I've had some great new ideas, all of which have made Charlie, Lisa and Kaleb deeply unhappy."