Jeremy Clarkson’s girlfriend Lisa admits he had ‘no idea’ about farming ahead of new show

Clarkson's Farm: Jeremy Clarkson stars in Amazon Prime trailer

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Jeremy’s latest venture is an eight-part farming series on Amazon Prime, titled Clarkson’s Farm, which sees him take control of a 1,000-acre farm for a year.

The Grand Tour host is joined by a number of helping hands on the farm, from local farmer Kaleb to girlfriend Lisa Hogan.

Amazon has described the show as “an intense, backbreaking and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer”.

Clarkson will tackle “disobedient animals”, “unresponsive crops”, and terrible farming weather conditions, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, his girlfriend Lisa has revealed that Clarkson knew absolutely nothing about farming prior to buying the Cotswolds farm.

Lisa confirmed to Amazon that Clarkson had a severe lack of farming knowledge prior to filming the show, adding that it is “just something he knows nothing about”.

She added: “He knows roads, but he doesn’t know land that much.

“We’d come down here to the farm the odd weekend – we were pretty much London-based when he was travelling so much – and just go for walks, so he didn’t really know it.

“There was a big learning curve, but he’s such a prolific character, once he puts his head to something it’s just full-on.”

Beginning in Autumn 2019, the series will see Clarkson struggle with the highs and lows of rural life.

Amazon released the following details, saying: “Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, a broadcaster, and a man who travels the world to slide sideways in supercars while shouting.

“He is not a farmer, which is unfortunate because he’s bought a 1,000-acre farm in the English countryside and decided to run it himself, despite knowing nothing whatsoever about farming.”

Clarkson will tackle tractoring, sheep-herding, opening a farm shop to sell his own produce, learning to become a naturalist, harvesting, and fearsome weather.

The series will also explore how the pandemic affects farming across the country, and promises to be an emotional look at a community “huddling together in a pandemic world”.

Lisa will be joining her partner for the farming series and admitted that she “ended up learning a lot” despite knowing little about farming either.

She also joked that “Jeremy didn’t have a clue” and that she is, at least, “quite practical”.

Lisa also added that she jumped at the chance to be on the show as she thought it would be “interesting” and that working with Clarkson would be “brilliant, chaotic and brilliant”.

She also revealed that the show will present a different side of Clarkson and that they “laughed a lot – almost every day”.

Jeremy spoke of his girlfriend’s efforts on the series, saying: “She does work her socks off.

“I think she’s really enjoying doing that, because she’s even less of a country girl than I am – though she’ll probably say different,” he continued.

“She was born in Dublin and has lived in Switzerland, Majorca, and London… and yet there she is with her filthy Doc Martens on, stomping around, running that farm shop and loving it.”

Lisa added that the farm is “very much home now”, and that she “really enjoyed getting to know the locals” as they worked through the pandemic together.

Clarkson’s Farm premieres on Amazon Prime Video on June 11.

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