Clarkson's Farm viewers work out 'Jeremy Clarkson's secret' and make demand

Viewers of Clarkson's Farm series 2 say they have 'worked out' Jeremy Clarkson's secret having seen his personality come to the fore in the latest batch of episodes.

The Yorkshire motoring journalist turned his hand to farming for his Amazon Prime Video show and it's been a smash success for the streaming service, following on from relaunched Top Gear style motoring show The Grand Tour.

But Clarkson came in for widespread criticism recently for a column he wrote about Meghan Markle and there had been reports Amazon was set to end its association with the star, who also presents Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? for ITV1.

Dilwyn, the Welsh vet, talks to Kaleb at the farm

After a fresh batch of eight more episodes hit Amazon Prime Video on Friday for series 2/season 2, fans took to the internet to announce that they have 'worked out' what Clarkson is really all about and have explained why Jeremy - alongside Kaleb, Charlie and Lisa - comes across so differently when he's out working on Diddly Squat Farm.

Through the course of series 2, Jeremy spoke to a local dairy farmer who had lost half her cattle to TB and "no longer had a viable business". He heard from every type of farmer from livestock to vegetables about how they can't make any money selling to supermarkets, indeed, can't make any money at all.

He sat with Charlie Ireland, his land manager, as it dawned on him how every single farmer in the surrounding area had lost more than £80,000 of EU funding thanks to Brexit - with no word on when any replacement cash is coming from the UK government, or how much it might be.

Jeremy Clarkson being given the news about his farm's subsidies in series 2 of Clarkson's Farm by the ever cheery Charlie Ireland

Jeremy Clarkson being given the news about his farm's subsidies in series 2 of Clarkson's Farm by the ever cheery Charlie Ireland

Jeremy battled as his car park was rejected, no-stopping cones suddenly appeared and blocked entrance routes to the farm and a baffled Charlie Ireland told him 'no farmer has ever had a farm track rejected on their own land before'.

Following all the drama, one fan took to Reddit's AskUK forum to say: "Is anyone else absolutely loving the second series?

"I know Clarkson is a controversial figure to say the least, but I do respect him in a weird way. There's a lot I disagree with him on, especially politically, but 1. he's smart enough to recognise when someone else knows better and 2. he never doubles down if he's truly wrong about something and 3. he always takes responsibility for his f*** ups.

"Plus, seeing Kaleb constantly giving him a b****ing is incredibly satisfying."

Another, doodles2019, replied: "I'm possibly being too generous but I've always had a low level assumption that a lot of the stuff Clarkson says is for effect, and playing up to a certain character - not exactly like Al Murry and the Pub Landlord, but getting that way.

"The way he coos over the animals on the show and gets excited about the re-wilding (from the first season) is very against 'type' so it makes me think this is more of the real Clarkson and the other stuff is a bit generated for a certain character."

Dilwyn, the Welsh vet, talks to Kaleb at the farm

Dilwyn, the Welsh vet, talks to Kaleb at the farm

Then Organic_Chemist9678 added: "I agree totally. "Clarkson" is a media character being portrayed by Jeremy Clarkson. He bears little resemblance to the real man."

Another user, Kobbett, said that the show is true to farming as well.

They said: "There are obviously a lot of scripted moments, to show particular problems. But in the general opinion of the farming community it's a more accurate portrayal of farming than anything that's ever been shown on TV before."

Following Series 2, Jeremy announced series 3 has been confirmed but viewers are demanding Amazon makes a series 4 and 5, too.

 

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