Jeremy Clarkson faces new blow amid Amazon show doubts as locals complain about farm shop

The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson stars in Lochdown trailer

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The star of Clarkson’s Farm faced a double whammy in the form of backlash from locals after plans to alter his farm shop doors were denied. The blow comes days after it was revealed that a second season of his Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm has not yet been renewed by the media giants as fans took to social media in uproar over the decision.

The farm shop should be closed down immediately

Hilary Moore

After applying to change the external doors of his Diddly Squat farm shop, the star was hit with complaints from 10 locals who have insisted that the alterations be refused, according to The Mirror.

The motoring expert’s farm, located in the Oxfordshire village of Chadlington, has also recently sparked two-hour long traffic jams as fans of the show rushed to visit the famous farm.

Local resident and village parish councillor Hilary Moore blasted the congestion in the area as “ridiculous”.

She fumed: “When an application was submitted you were made well aware of how unsuitable the site was, now our roads are clogged with traffic and the whole area is becoming a danger zone with fast cars showing off their speed on narrow lanes, traffic queuing for a miles or so, blocking roads and compromising access for emergency vehicles.”

She even went as far as to say that the Chipping Norton shop should be permanently closed.

“The farm shop should be closed down immediately and no more permission granted to further developments,” she added.

Another local, Mrs M J Bell, agreed that the proposed new roller doors should be refused, arguing: “There is ample evidence that the applicant has not adhered to the original conditions under which permission for the shop was given.

“For example, it does not sell local produce produced on the ‘farm’ since the farm (and particularly the so-called ‘farmer’) does not produce any.”

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Jeremy for comment.

Days ago the Top Gear star took to Twitter to share a disappointing update about his show with fans.

One excited social media user asked the star: “Can you confirm If the rumours are true that they are shooting series 2?!”

The host promptly replied: “No. We aren’t. Write to Amazon, it’s their decision.”

The first series began back in 2019, as Jeremy prepared his fields to plant crops up until he completed a harvest to sell his products in the Diddly Squat Farm Shop.

Jeremy’s update sparked uproar amongst his 7.3million Twitter followers with many furious that Amazon Prime hadn’t already made plans for a follow-up series.

“@primevideouk @AmazonUK what on earth are you doing?! Get series 2 signed off, now! @JeffBezos,” one viewer posted.

Another added: “Agree. This was a brilliant show, Jeremy. You seemed extraordinarily happy going through it.

“Hope you can capture that lightning and enjoy it again. Fingers crossed Amazon realizes what they have here and find a way to do a S2.”

However, the car fanatic is set to return to the Amazon platform at the end of the month.

Jeremy is set to appear in the latest instalment of The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown alongside Richard Hammond and James May, which sees the three co-stars racing around Scotland.

As the UK was plunged into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jeremy, Richard and James embarked on a Lockdown Special to celebrate the great 70s American cars they saw in TV shows as kids.

The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown airs on Amazon Prime Video on July 30.

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