It’s the dramatic moment when three tons of mushroom compost was spilled on Jeremy Clarkson’s car, leaving the normally outspoken presenter speechless.
The incident took place outside Clarkson’s Diddle Squat Farm store in Chadlington, Oxfordshire, as protesters cheered, waved signs and waved a banner proclaiming: ‘The ground has feelings, Clarkson doesn’t. “
It opened the store last year and faced opposition to the expansion, with residents raising concerns about traffic, damage to the ground and police also voicing concerns over any further expansion. .
The protests escalated Tuesday morning after Clarkson arrived with his partner Lisa Hogan to speak to the protesters, who stayed in tents next to the farm store and smeared it with graffiti declaring “Save our land, save Earth “.
As spirits heated, Clarkson, 61, surprised, watched the compost dumped on his shiny dark green Range Rover by a man driving a backhoe wearing a black hat and mask.
It’s when the eco-warriors camp next to Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddle Squat farm, dump three tons of musty-smelling mushroom compost on the star’s sparkling green Range Rover.
A man in a mask and hat drives a shovel towards the TV host’s car and covers it with compost as Clarkson watches
In chaotic scenes, one of the protesters was naked and ran around the site in a Monty Python style as police chased him
Clarkson, 61, was left speechless by events on the farm as he arrived Tuesday morning with his partner Lisa Hogan. He was filmed bending over to smell the substance spilled on his car before throwing it on the pile
The former Top Gear host stood next to a police patrol car apparently unable to understand what was going on on his farm
Another protester can be seen on the roof of the vehicle cheering him on, shouting and raising his fist in the air as one leans in to help steer the excavator towards its target.
As an avalanche of mushroom compost hits the car, Clarkson turns briefly to speak to his partner as two police officers witness the events without taking action.
Seconds later, Clarkson walks over to his Range Rover with one hand in his pocket and leans in to pick up a piece of what has been thrown to examine it, immediately tossing it onto the pile.
Things were already getting out of hand before the compost was dumped as Clarkson attempted to speak to protesters on Tuesday morning.
Screaming and screaming, one of the activists was filmed running and dancing naked pythony-style as a policeman frantically followed him in an attempt to keep him from approaching Clarkson.
An eyewitness who filmed the targeting of Clarkson’s car and the naked protest told MailOnline: “It was like something out of a Monty Python movie, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
“First there was a naked man chased by a policeman, then this backhoe pops up out of nowhere and throws it all over the car. What really shocked me was that Clarkson didn’t say a word, which isn’t like him at all.
“Normally he has an opinion on everything, but he was silent as all these things landed on his car. “
The eyewitness, who did not want to be named, added: “I spoke to the protesters afterwards and they told me that they had dumped three tons of mushroom compost on the car. I actually felt sorry for Clarkson, I don’t think he deserved it.
Environmental activists camped next to Diddly Squat Farm with a banner saying “The ground feels, Clarkson doesn’t”
It is not known if the protesters are residents of the Cotwolds where there have been tensions with Clarkson over his expansion plans
Clarkson held a meeting with affected locals earlier this month at Diddly Squat Farm regarding its expansion plans for the store. In the footage, he turned to his blonde partner Lisa to discuss what was going on and possibly what action he should take.
Clarkson, 61, was left utterly speechless over the events on the farm as he arrived Tuesday morning with his partner Lisa Hogan
“But what really surprised me was that the police didn’t do anything. Shortly after the car was covered in compost, they drove off, as did Clarkson. Then people from the farm started cleaning the car as the demonstrators watched.
The latest round of protests comes as Clarkson is embroiled in an ongoing battle over his plans for the future of the farm, which served as the backdrop for the Amazon series Clarkson’s Farm.
He opened the farm store last year to sell goods and food produced on his Diddle Squat farm which he bought in 2008.
Following grievances from neighbors over increased traffic and the conduct of visitors to the store, Clarkson revealed that he wanted to build a restaurant in a former lambing shed on his land.
His plans angered his already disgruntled neighbors, with Clarkson writing of their reaction in his latest Sunday Times column.
The presenter said his suggestion “fell like sick rain with a few people in red pants in my local village”.
Despite the backlash, Clarkson continued to talk about winning over the council planners, stating, “It was a (mostly) polished battle between the movement of the red tractor and the red pants, and I think I did very well. . “
The second series from Clarkson’s Farm is slated for release later this year.