Police were called after hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans descended on his farm randomly to meet him over the weekend.
The former Top Gear host, 61, has apparently settled for a serene farming lifestyle as part of his new hit Amazon Prime show, Clarkson’s Farm.
As part of the series, Clarkson works on his 1,000-acre farm, located between Chipping Norton and Chadlington in the idyllic Cotswold countryside of Oxfordshire.
But the show’s resounding success – and the opening of Clarkson’s popular Diddly Squat Farm Shop – has created chaos for villagers who are more used to cows than congestion.
Residents were horrified over the weekend after images emerged of hundreds of cars piling up on nearby roads, causing huge queues for residents.
Hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans have descended on his Oxfordshire farmhouse in hopes of spotting him this weekend
Residents of Chadlington were horrified as large queues formed on the generally quiet country roads of the idyllic Cotswolds countryside
One of them wrote on a local Facebook forum: ‘Avoid going anywhere near the Diddly Squat farm store, the whole road is blocked again, but worse, there are people who are ‘stop on the turn at 60 mph with nowhere to go. ”
Others warned that the congestion at the scene was an “imminent accident”.
“Clarkson won’t be disturbed from a distance. I’m sure he’s laughing at all of us from behind the store up, ”added a third person.
Emergency services were contacted when images emerged of hundreds of cars left by the side of the road.
Crowds and queues gathered at the Diddly Squat Farm Shop the day after the release of the hit Amazon Prime Video series, Clarkson’s Farm
The show’s resounding success – and the opening of Clarkson’s popular Diddly Squat Farm Shop – has created chaos for villagers who are more used to cows than congestion.
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Officers have received reports of congestion on the roads in Chadlington.
“Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed.
“Our neighborhood team for the region is aware of the situation. “
Viewers thoroughly enjoyed the new show as Jeremy realized the harsh realities of tilling the land to produce crops and raise livestock, amid a global pandemic and record rainfall
Clarkson bought the land in the Cotswolds in 2008 and Clarkson’s Farm follows the presenter’s ups and downs by taking on a working 1,000 acre farm
Jeremy Clarkson bought the land in 2008 and Clarkson’s Farm follows the highs and lows of the presenter by tackling a working 1,000 acre farm.
The presenter recently revealed that he is “the happiest he has ever been” and that he “loves every second” of the filming of the new hit show.
His Diddly Squat store is described as a “little barn full of goodies without the frills” on its official website.
The Amazon Prime The series follows an intense and often hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer and his team, as they grapple with the worst agricultural weather in decades, disobedient animals, crops that fail. react and an unexpected pandemic.