‘Didn’t see it coming’ The Grand Tour boss ‘blown away’ by Clarkson’s Farm discovery

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Jeremy Clarkson surprised The Grand Tour fans earlier this year with his brand new Amazon Prime Video series Clarkson’s Farm. The car fanatic decided to take control of his 1,000-acre plot and viewers were thrilled to see his various attempts at making a success of being a farmer. However, The Grand Tour showrunner Andy Wilman has revealed he was “blown away” by the success of the series. 

Fans of Jeremy were elated when the streaming giant announced Clarkson’s Farm had been renewed for a second season.

The former Top Gear presenter’s antics on Diddly Squat Farm will be followed again with Kaleb Cooper, Gerald Cooper and Lisa Hogan set to return. 

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, The Grand Tour boss shared his, James May and Richard Hammond’s response to Jeremy’s farming venture.

He said: “There wasn’t teasing because that’s how we live our lives. I think we live our lives by screwing up be whatever the show we’re on. 

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“They were chuffed for him because we didn’t really think the farm was going to be that big of a hit and you never know.

“I know Jeremy was nervous because you think, ’Is me going farming actually going to work? Is anybody going to look on their Amazon homepage and go oh, I’ll watch that because it doesn’t sound that exciting.’”

“So the success of it was mind-blowing,” The Grand Tour showrunner added.

“It absolutely blew us away. I couldn’t see that coming I hoped it would work but not to the level it did.”

When Clarkson’s Farm dropped on Amazon Prime Video, Jeremy explained how the docuseries came about. 

Jeremy has been the owner of the 1,000-acre Cotswold farm since 2008 but he enlisted a farmer to help run it. 

“And then he retired, and I don’t know what it was, but I just thought, I can do that,” he told BBC.

It’s not yet been confirmed when season two will arrive but it is likely to be at some point in 2022. 

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Meanwhile, The Grand Tour’s Andy revealed the one place he’d love to take the presenting trio.

“Iran is where I’d love us to go,” he said. “We’ve tried so many times and there are always political issues or what have you, and then we never get to it. 

“But we’ve done a lot of the world now, a lot of South America, America, Africa – we’ve done a lot.”

“And Iran is sitting there, it’s a beautiful country inside it’s got staggering landscapes and different types of geography. 

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“Christ we’d be the wrong people to be in Iran but that will be the one that’s left for me. 

“Or to go up in Jeff Bezos’ rocket and he lets us fly it but that’s gonna be the shortest spaceflight in history.

“Jeff would love that – gets to kill us off and doesn’t have to pay the final check.”

The Grand Tour is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

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