The first season of Clarkson’s Farm came a bit out of left field for fans who are used to seeing the former Top Gear host reviewing the latest cars and galivanting off on road trips around the world. However, the farming show was extremely well received and the second season was announced in July 2021, with filming beginning shortly after that. Ahead of the launch of the first season, Clarkson explained to the BBC why he decided to start work on the farm and proved just how little he knew.
“I’ve had the farm since 2008, but I haven’t really been involved with it at all,” Jeremy said before the show launched. A man in the village ran it, and then he retired, and I don’t know what it was, but I just thought, I can do that. “I genuinely thought you put seeds in the ground, weather happens and then food grows. So I thought, ‘That’s not difficult,‘ but it’s phenomenally difficult and the heartache is extraordinary, plus it’s phenomenally badly paid. So I thought, if I get someone to film me doing it, that will offset some of the losses.”