Jeremy Clarkson lets slip when he'll end Clarkson's Farm as star admits he knows when to 'walk away'

Jeremy Clarkson lets slip when he'll end Clarkson's Farm as star admits he knows when to 'walk away'

WATCH HERE: Jeremy Clarkson makes Kaleb Cooper farm manager in Clarkson's Farm

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 17/05/2024

- 14:47

Updated: 17/05/2024

- 15:15

The series recently returned for a record-breaking third season on Amazon

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Clarkson's Farm has proven to be one of the UK's most popular shows in recent years but its host, Jeremy Clarkson, already knows when he'll hang up his wellies for good.

So far, Amazon has dropped three seasons of Clarkson's misadventures at Diddly Squat and filming on the fourth run is already underway.

Alongside new farm manager Kaleb Cooper, patient girlfriend Lisa Hogan, meticulous land agent Charlie Ireland, and the rest of the Diddly Squat family, fans have grown to love seeing the day-to-day operations on the farm.

Season three alone delivered many a talked-about moment, including his biggest-ever rows with Cooper, the heartbreaking realities of pig farming, and a few moments of comic levity to boot.

Clarkson, who was crowned Britain's sexiest man this week, has often put the show's success down to its authenticity, something he reiterated when responding to fans' praise on social media following the third season.

And his long-serving colleague and Clarkson's Farm, Top Gear and The Grand Tour producer, Andy Wilman, thinks the same as he recently revealed the conversations he's had with Clarkson about the show's direction.

Clarkson's Farm: Jeremy

Clarkson's Farm: Jeremy has admitted he knows when he'll end the show


"Everybody wants to be in that little world because it’s a bit of a 1950s world where a big problem is a cow that’s in trouble or a dam that’s not mended. Very little of consequence happens," Wilman told Deadline.

He continued: "It’s like an escape pod. Forget all your troubles and be on Clarkson’s Farm."

So far, season one saw Clarkson tackle sheep farming, season two focussed on battles with the local council, and season three pitted the former Top Gear star against Cooper in a farmed vs unfarmed money-making competition.

Wilman stayed tight-lipped on what the fourth season holds but when pressed on if there will be a fifth, he revealed: "I’ve got no feelings on whether there’s a five or not. Jeremy’s the same."

Delving into what Clarkson has told him about when he'll end the show, Wilman confessed: "He’s like, 'When we’ve got nothing left to say, let’s walk away'."

Amazon is yet to confirm whether or not it will give a fifth season the green light but given its success in the viewing figures, it's likely bosses will want Clarkson to keep on "tractor-ing".

The show's season three premiere, for instance, was streamed by 5.1 million viewers over its first week of release, according to Barb.

What's even more impressive is that it smashed the record previously set by Clarkson and his Diddly Squat team as the season two premiere had held the record with 4.3 million.

While Clarkson's Farm's future beyond season four remains a mystery for now, Wilman, Clarkson and fellow Grand Tour stalwarts James May and Richard Hammond have decided to end the motoring series.

The presenting trio filmed the final Grand Tour special in Zimbabwe late last year and it's set to be released on Amazon Prime Video later in 2024.

Clarkson's Farm: Jeremy and Kaleb

Clarkson's Farm: Jeremy and Kaleb returned for a record-breaking third season


However, Clarkson did manage to spark speculation about a U-turn on the decision this month when he shared a video of himself enjoying a beer with Hammond, May and Wilman.

"I’m in a time warp," Clarkson captioned the video as fans rushed to share their hopes in the comments but at the time of writing, there's been no news of the Grand Tour's return.

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