Jeremy Clarkson: Police called as hundreds rush to visit his farm shop after show success

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Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, 61, has recently admitted to feeling “genuinely amazed” over the response from fans to his new show, Clarkson’s Farm. It comes as police have had to intervene at his farm in the Cotswolds after viewers rushed to the location to visit in their hundreds over the weekend.

Jeremy’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop, where he sells his crops to the public, has been inundated with fans of the hit Amazon Prime show in recent weeks.

Unfortunately, despite customers being welcome at the shop, fans also reportedly caused huge traffic jams by arriving in droves to the small Chipping Norton town where Clarkson’s farm is based.

Eager fans were also pictured queueing up to get into Diddly Squat Farm.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police has confirmed that they were called about the congestion on the roads over the weekend.

They said: “Officers received reports yesterday in relation to congestion on the roads.

“Officers attend the scene, but no crime had been committed. 

“Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation,” they added to Metro.co.uk.

Locals also shared their frustrations over the situation on the Chadlington Community Notice Board on Facebook.

 

One resident warned other locals to “avoid” the area due to the “utterly ridiculous” level of traffic “blocking” the road.

They wrote: “Avoid going anywhere near Diddly Squat Farm Shop, whole road is blocked again.

“People stopping on the 60mph bend with nowhere to go.”

Another wrote on the post: “Accident waiting to happen, total idiots.”

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“Clarkson will not be remotely bothered. I’m sure he’s laughing at us all from behind the shop till,” a third person claimed.

Jeremy bought his farm in 2008, before getting to work on it in 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Cameras followed his progress for his Amazon Prime show.

He then opened the Diddly Squat Farm Shop in 2020, which sells local produce, and a small cafe and bar.

Jeremy took to Twitter on Friday to address the overwhelming response to his new series.

He wrote in view of his 7.2 million followers: “I’m genuinely amazed at the response to Clarkson’s Farm. 

“Thank you all so much for your kind words.”

The star then added in a separate tweet: “A big thank you too to everyone who’s been to our little farm shop. 

“The bees can hardly keep up with demand for their honey.”

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