Jeremy Clarkson fans descended in their hundreds to his Diddly Squat Farm Shop on Saturday, with the police being called to manage the crowds of cars on the roads.
No soon after word got out that the former Top Gear presenter was at his Oxfordshire farm, the masses flocked to the village shop, which is located in the Chipping Norton village of Chadlington, and caused huge traffic in the process.
‘Officers received reports yesterday in relation to congestion on the roads in Chadlington,’ a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said.
‘Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed,’ they added to the Mirror. ‘Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation.’
Locals were furious by the congestion and vented on the Chadlington Community Notice Board Facebook page, with one branding the hold-up ‘utterly ridiculous’.
‘Avoid going anywhere near Diddly Squat farm shop, whole road is blocked again, but worse there are people stopping on the 60mph bend with nowhere to go,’ one warned.
‘Accident waiting to happen, total idiots…,’ another commented.
‘Clarkson will not be remotely bothered. I’m sure he’s laughing at us all from behind the shop till,’ added a third.
Jeremy bought his farm in 2008 and his Amazon Prime Video show Clarkson’s Farm follows his farming trials and tribulations.
The host recently revealed he’s ‘the happiest he has ever been at work in a long time’ after filming the series and that he ‘loved every second of it’.
Speaking about his experiences since taking over the running of the farm in 2019, he added: ‘I woke up every morning at six o’clock and just thought, “I can’t wait to get back out there on my tractor and do a crop walk or spot all the little diseases that wheat has or barley has”.’
The Diddly Squat Farm Shop opened in 2020 and is a small barn full of good, no-nonsense things – and no, it does not sell kale.
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