Jeremy Clarkson speaks out on ‘disgusting’ move ‘Everything has gone wrong’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host Jeremy Clarkson, 60, began working on his new eight-part series I Bought The Farm last year, but has experienced some mishaps along the way.
The show documents Jeremy’s attempts at running his own 1,000-acre farm in Oxfordshire.
Discussing the process on BBC Sounds, the car enthusiast admitted things haven’t been going to plan, particularly due to the weather.
Talking to presenter Steve Wright, he said he began his new project while it was the “wettest planting season ever”.
He explained: “It didn’t stop raining for seven weeks, as any farmer listening will know.”
Following this, he said his rapeseed plants had died due to flea beetles and his wheats had began to die due to planting them too late.
“Everything has gone wrong,” he added.
The host then asked him how he was getting on with driving his Lamborghini tractor.
Recalling another disaster, the former Top Gear star went on to say: “I’ve had it up to 25 and it was absolutely terrifying.
“The problem is, the suspension works and the seat has suspension, so when the seat is going down, the tractor is going up.
“This means you alternate between a banged head on the roof and a compressed spine.”
He added: “The faster you go, the worse it is. There’s a button on it, which I found last week, which makes it more comfortable.
“I bounce so much, I’ve even pulled the steering wheel off. It came off!”
Jeremy went on to say he also took on sheep farming and now has 140 lambs.
“I had to deliver them which was disgusting,” he divulged, adding some of the births happened at “two in the morning”.
Despite this, Jeremy said of the animals: “They are very sweet.”
Elsewhere, the Grand Tour presenter responded to fans’ enquiries during a Q&A on Drive Tribe recently.
When asked when his new show will be available, he said it had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and wet planting season.
He explained: “Unfortunately a farming year is a year so we started in September and we’ll finish, obviously in September when the harvest is in – if it’s in.
“As has been pointed out for me, we couldn’t have picked a worse year to start farming.
“We had the wettest planting season on record, I mean the wettest not just slightly but by miles on record and just as soon as the rain stopped, everybody was told to go home and stay indoors.”