Amazon Prime has just released season 2 of the hit series Clarkson’s Farm, and viewers of the show are outraged at the “shocking use of taxpayers’ money” which came to light in a recent episode.
The show has done very well on the streaming site, much to the surprise of Clarkson who was skeptical that people would enjoy it.
He revealed to LADbible: “I thought Clarkson’s Farm would serve up gentle disappointment to fans of The Grand Tour.”
“They’d watch the first one, maybe the first three, and that would dwindle to nobody watching.
“And then obviously the first inkling that all was well was there was a Guardian review the day after it aired, which said it was appalling and dreadful and an insult to farmers, and I thought, ‘The Guardian hate it – I think we’re on to something here.’”
And it seems he puts the success of the show down to his co-star “Kaleb,” sharing that he thinks “he’s an absolute star.”
“And what I love about Kaleb is he just has no airs and graces around me at all, it’s just, ‘You f***ing useless w***er.’
“That happens on a daily basis, and I live in constant fear of upsetting him – which I know I’ve done. I did something yesterday so bad, and I know he’s going to find out, and I couldn’t sleep last night thinking, ‘He is going to be livid with me.’”
And now, season 2 has officially dropped. The synopsis for this season reads: “Jeremy Clarkson, Britain’s best-known but least-qualified amateur farmer is back!
“Another year in the life of Diddly Squat farm begins, and all the regular characters are still here, helping Jeremy as much as they can: Kaleb’s on hand to show him How to Actually Run a Farm, Lisa’s running the shop, Charlie’s always ready to deliver more brutal home truths, and Gerald’s still Head of Security, with his own unique way of expressing himself.
“With farmers across the country facing the impact of Brexit and the impending loss of subsidies, all are forced to diversify and Jeremy’s got big plans: he wants a herd of cows, he wants a load more chickens, and he wants his own restaurant where he can serve up a menu entirely made up of Diddly Squat produce, with the ambition of increasing his annual profit from last year (£144). All farms are busy, but this one is about to get a whole lot busier…”
And after watching the first few episodes, there’s one thing that’s left everyone outraged, and that’s the bovine tuberculosis outbreak caused by badgers, which has left Clarkson worried for the safety of his cows.
Since the 1980s, badgers have been protected to stop badger baiting, however, this costs millions in taxpayer money, and a lot of viewers are now calling out the problem.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Watching Clarkson’s Farm is so frustrating. It demonstrates what a nonsense this country is. Watching badgers spread TB and wipe out farmers because they were protected in the 80s to stop badger baiting which no longer exists is ridiculous. A country of pointless red tape.”
Another said: “All I’ve figured out from Clarkson’s Farm 2 so far is that badgers are costing taxpayers over 100 million and costing farmers their livelihood.”
“I started watching Clarkson’s Farm 2 last night,” added a third. “I was shocked that the tax payer is paying over 150 million to compensate the bovine tb problem.”
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