From Diddly Squat… to a fortune! How Jeremy Clarkson’s farm recorded its best year to date in 2022 recording £1.34M in assets and reserves after less than three years of trading

  • Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm recorded its best year yet in 2022
  • The TV personality’s farm has £1.34 million in assets and 17 employees
  • The business capital and reserves also jumped from £2,269 to £211,254
  • Clarkson bought farm in 2008 but it was run by a local until he retired in 2019

Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm recorded its best year yet in 2022 – ahead of the season two premiere of his hit Amazon series.

After just three years of trading, the TV personality’s farm has £1.34 million in assets and 17 employees.

Just 12 months earlier, the business had just £44,000 in assets and six employees.

The business capital and reserves also jumped from £2,269 to £211,254 in the same window, marking a 9,300 per cent spike, newly released accounts reveal.

Clarkson bought the farm in 2008 but it was run by a local until he retired in 2019, at which point the 62-year-old ex-Top Gear star chose to take over himself.

Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm recorded its best year yet in 2022 – ahead of the season two premiere of his hit Amazon series 

He later scored a contract with Amazon Prime for his documentary Clarkson’s Farm, which follows the presenter’s highs and lows of wrangling the 1,000 acre property.

Viewers saw Clarkson and his rag-tag band of agricultural associates contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops and an unexpected pandemic.

The presenter recently revealed he was ‘the happiest he has ever been’ and that he ‘loved every second’ of filming the new hit show.

But the farm has not been without controversy.  

Back in October, the Diddly Squat Farm restaurant in the Cotswold was forced to close following a slew of complaints from the ‘red trouser brigade’.

An enforcement notice by West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) was published on August 11, telling Clarkson he had six weeks to make a number of changes to the Chadlington site.

Clarkson’s Farm will return to Amazon Prime for season two on February 10 

This included ceasing use of any part of the land as a restaurant or cafe, and the general ‘sale or provision of food or drinks to members of the public for consumption on the land’.

The local authority also said Clarkson should remove all portable toilets and all tables that would be used by diners, as well as ‘landscaping materials’.

It described an ‘unlawful’ use of the farm and said its ‘nature, scale and siting is unsustainable and incompatible with its countryside location within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Clarkson had previously blasted locals who ‘wear red trousers’ for objecting the lofty development plans for his successful Diddly Squat enterprise.

And in November, Clarkson again stoked controversy when he said he believes food prices should be double what they are.

Clarkson bought the farm in 2008 but it was run by a local until he retired in 2019, at which point the 62-year-old ex-Top Gear star chose to take over the reigns himself 

He said: ‘People simply don’t pay enough for their food. The one thing a government will never say is “oh you’ve got to pay more for your food, you don’t pay enough”.’ 

The News Agent podcast host Jon Sopel said: ‘So Jeremy Clarkson says prices should go up?’

Clarkson replied: ‘Yeah, they should. They should be double what they are, you know to get out and do that sort of work.’

The former Top Gear presenter also has previously said the rising cost of gas ‘doesn’t bother him’ and insisted others could learn to not feel the cold like him.

Clarkson’s Farm will return to Amazon Prime for season two on February 10.

Clarkson scored a contract with Amazon Prime for his documentary Clarkson’s Farm, which follows the presenter’s highs and lows of wrangling the 1,000 acre property 

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