After his termination from the program in 2015, Jeremy Clarkson has addressed the prospect of a Top Gear comeback.
Clarkson made a name for himself on the motoring show alongside his two pals, Richard Hammond and James May, but after that came to an end, he began working on other ventures…
Subsequently, Clarkson’s Farm was born.
Amazon Prime released season 2 of the hit series Clarkson’s Farm, and it has done extremely 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.’”
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…”
Shortly after it came out, fans swarmed to stream the show, which has been hitting headlines recently.
According to Barb, the official audience research company, 4.3 million people watched the farming program’s second season.
Shockingly, the results surpassed the hit series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which debuted on the platform last year with 3.2M viewers and officially made it Amazon’s best-rated show.
It has also gained more viewers than Love Island and the BRIT Awards!
Following it’s success, Clarkson has opened up about whether he’d consider making a Top Gear reunion…
For those of you that don’t remember, Clarkson was fired from the hit show after he called the producer, Oisin Tymon a ‘lazy Irish c***,’ and proceeded to punch him in the face.
He later resolved the case after agreeing to pay a fine of £100,000 for racial discrimination and personal injury.
James May and Richard Hammond stood behind Clarkson despite the horrible incident and resigned from their positions on Top Gear, after which they were replaced and the show carried on.
And now he’s opened up about it in his column for The Times, he said: “I worked at the BBC for more than 25 years, and I can tell you that almost everyone I met was redder than the end of a dog’s lipstick.”
He added: “Have things changed since then? Well, if you are a Conservative voter and you are employed by the BBC, write to me and let me know.
“I’m not expecting a sudden surge in demand for stamps.”
Taking that into consideration, he later shared: “Could I do Top Gear there now? Not a chance.”
So sadly, it doesn’t look like Clarkson would be up for making a comeback on the show.