Jeremy Clarkson reveals obscene vandalism to Diddly Squat Farm sign
The Clarkson's Farm star appeared to see the funny side.
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Jeremy Clarkson revealed vandals have altered the road sign to his Diddly Squat Farm Shop to an obscene word.
The former Top Gear presenter shared a picture of the graffitied sign on Instagram and appeared to see the funny side as he captioned it "Someone’s been busy in the night."
The road sign indicating nearby village Chadlington and the farm now reads: "Diddly T*** Farm Shop."
Fellow Clarkson's Farm star Kaleb Cooper also enjoyed the joke, commenting: "Haha! That’s so funny."
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The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host has divided audiences and the local residents of his village in the Cotswolds, West Oxfordshire by turning his farming expolits into a hit Amazon Prime show.
It was recently revealed the new series of Clarkson's Farm has achieved record viewing figures, with the series premiere watched by almost 4.3 million people.
It has now become Amazon’s most-watched original show in the UK since data for major streaming services started being collected.
Amazon Prime was rumoured to have severed tries with Clarkson following comments he made about Meghan Markle in his newspaper column.
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A third series of Clarkson's Farm was commissioned last year and Clarkson told fans of the new season two on Twitter: "It isn’t the last series. Don’t worry."
Meanwhile, The Grand Tour star has had to apologise to customers at his farm shop after fans flocked to its reopening, and were unable to find space in the car park.
He appealed on Twitter: "It’s really busy at the farm shop today and I’m sorry we can’t provide proper car parking. Until we can, the local police, who are very great and much on our side btw, do ask that people don’t park on the main road."
It’s really busy at the farm shop today and I’m sorry we can’t provide proper car parking. Until we can, the local police, who are very great and much on our side btw, do ask that people don’t park on the main road.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) February 19, 2023
The TV presenter's apology came after a warning from the local council about traffic congestion in the area.
Queues quickly formed at the shop after it reopened on 10 February 2023. And when the car park became full shoppers began leaving their cars on the verges of the approaching country roads.
This was despite Oxford County Council putting out a warning on social media saying: "If you are planning on visiting Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chadlington, please park safely and considerately.
"Don’t park on the A361. It’s just too dangerous."
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Since the shop was featured in Clarkson's Farm its popularity has caused ongoing traffic problems on local roads.
The local council have defended its decision to refuse him permission to expand the car park at Diddly Squat Farm Shop and insisted Clarkson was treated just like any other applicant.
After being refused planning permission to extend his car park the TV presenter went ahead and opened a steak restaurant on site at the farm in July 2022.
He revealed he had been able to open the "rustic" eatery in a barn thanks to a "cunning little loophole" in planning rules.
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The local council shut down the restaurant a month later saying that the parking, toilets, traffic, along with the dining was “visually intrusive and harmful” to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.