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Jeremy Clarkson Reveals Why He Decided To Buy Diddly Squat Farm

Anish Vij

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Jeremy Clarkson Reveals Why He Decided To Buy Diddly Squat Farm

Jeremy Clarkson has explained the real reason why he bought the Diddly Squat Farm that centres around his hit Amazon TV series, Clarkson's Farm.

The 61-year-old revealed that the original farmer had to give up the land following the 2008 financial crisis.

He says he bought the farm largely due to not having to pay death duties on the land, as per Evening Standard.

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Credit: Amazon Prime Video

The former Top Gear host told The Times: "That's the critical thing.

"So rather than just have money in the bank, and get a statement with numbers written on it that gives no one any pleasure at all, you could derive a great deal of pleasure and pass it on to your children."

The now-famous farm was run by a farmer named Howard, who up until two years ago, retired.

Clarkson then decided to take over from him and since then, the rest is history, as they say.

Lisa Hogan, who has been dating Clarkson for five years, has also proved to be an important part of the farm-running process by running the Diddly Squat Farm Shop - which now attracts hundreds of eager guests every week.

Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Credit: Amazon Prime Video

"I think Jeremy wanted me to move down here full-time," Lisa said.

"But if he'd said that to me I might have just said no. I said I would do it but I want to be able to do what I want to do in it."

She claimed that on its first day, the shop made £1,000 by only selling potatoes.

"It makes a fair bit," she admitted.

Aside from the farming business, however, Clarkson has been facing criticism following his comments of Greta Thunberg, saying that she needs a 'smacked bottom'.

Last week (Nov 7) The Grand Tour host described the Swedish climate activist as an 'annoying bucket of ego' for trying to offer advice on how to fix the planet.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Writing about the 18-year-old in a column for The Sunday Times, Clarkson said: "I simply don't get the Thunberg phenomenon.

"She has no knowledge of how the world works, no manners and no letters after her name because instead of going to school, she's been busy sailing round the world so she can be mardy and abusive to grown-ups.

"What she needs is a smacked bottom."

Well, it's safe to say that the 61-year old faced a heavy backlash for his comments.

One user wrote: "61-year-old Jeremy Clarkson calling for 18-year-old Greta Thunberg to have her bottom smacked deserves a far more WTAF???? response than it got.

"Middle aged white men using column inches to have pops at a young girl who is concerned about the environment is just f***ing weird."

Another said: "There's a creepy shivery dirty old man weirdness to Jeremy Clarkson's attempt at humour this week in his rage at Greta Thunberg!"

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Topics: TV and Film, Jeremy Clarkson

Anish Vij
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