Jeremy Clarkson forced to fork out three-figure sum after 'b*****d' fly-tippers target Diddly Squat

Jeremy Clarkson forced to fork out three-figure sum after 'b*****d' fly-tippers target Diddly Squat

WATCH HERE: Jeremy and Kaleb take part in Clarkson's Farm season 4 filming behind the scenes

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 27/02/2024

- 14:17

The Clarkson's Farm star was left to clear up the mess

Jeremy Clarkson has blasted fly-tippers who decided to dump their rubbish at his farm just outside Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Diddly Squat, which provides the setting for the 63-year-old's hit farming series, spans 1,000 acres in the Cotswolds and Clarkson has actively farmed its fields over the past few years with the help of Clarkson's Farm breakout star Kaleb Cooper.

However, as well documented in the first two series of Clarkson's Farm, Diddly Squat hasn't been immune from problems caused by those beyond its walls.

Vandals have set fire to bales of hay piled up by Clarkson not once but twice in the series while the local council has proved a major thorn in Clarkson's side when it comes to his profit-making ideas.

While Clarkson recently revealed his wars with the council may have been exaggerated for the show, a recent case of fly-tipping left him pondering the possibility of whether the responsibility could be shirked onto them.

He explained all in his latest column in which he fumed: "A b*****d has been in the night. He broke a padlocked gate and fly-tipped a small mountain of household waste in one of my fields."

Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper

Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper keep Diddly Squat afloat in Clarkson's Farm


Delving into the contents of said tip, Clarkson went on: "Hubcaps, an old trampoline, assorted bin bags and various soft porn DVDs. You know the sort of thing. And it’s so annoying."

Taking a pop at the council, the former Top Gear star jibed: "If he’d dumped it at the side of the road it would have been the council’s job to sit around thinking of excuses for not clearing it up. But he didn’t. He dumped it on my land, so the responsibility was mine.

"At first I thought about moving it to the side of the road myself but then, in the eyes of the law, I’d be fly-tipping."

In the end, Clarkson decided to deal with the matter head-on - although he wasn't impressed with how much he had to dish out to do so.

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson has slammed fly-tippers who recently dumped at his farm


"So I had to hire a skip — which cost a not inconsiderable £250 — and head over to the newly polluted field in my JCB telehandler to spend a morning doing outdoor housework."

As the column in The Times unravelled, Clarkson detailed how he was photographed by paparazzi while tending to the tip.

Fans may be able to see how the fly-tipping saga unfolds when Clarkson's Farm debuts its fourth season.

The third series is scheduled for release in May but filming on the fourth run has already commenced at Diddly Squat.

WATCH HERE: Jeremy Clarkson teases 'total disaster' during Clarkson's Farm season 4 filming

However, the fly-tipping ordeal may not be the only hiccup fans get to see unfold given a recent social media update from Clarkson's other half, Lisa Hogan.

Hogan took to Instagram earlier this month to share a clip of Clarkson returning from cultivating one of his fields.

Clarkson was less than pleased with whatever he'd been doing as he told his partner his latest trip into the fields was a "total disaster".

The pair stopped short of revealing exactly what happened but Cooper clearly wasn't impressed as he took to the comments of the post with a furious response.

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