Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop is a star attraction in the local village of Chadlington (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology after hundreds of fans flocked to his Diddly Squat Farm Shop over the weekend, forcing the police to intervene.
The former Top Gear presenter made a surprise appearance at the store on Saturday and word soon got out about the A-list presence in the village.
It led to a major build-up in the local area, including long traffic queues, and police were called in to manage the large crowds.
Diddly Squat Farm Shop is located in the Chipping Norton village of Chadlington and today, Jeremy has apologised to locals for the inconvenience caused.
In a tweet, he said: ‘People of Chadlington. I’m truly sorry about the traffic around our farm shop last weekend. We are doing everything we can to improve the situation.’
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police previously told us: ‘Officers received reports yesterday in relation to congestion on the roads in Chadlington.
‘Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed. Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation.’
Furious locals vented their frustrations over the congestion on the Chadlington Community Notice Board Facebook page, with one branding the hold-up ‘utterly ridiculous’.
‘Avoid going anywhere near Diddly Squat farm shop, whole road is blocked again, but worse there are people stopping on the 60mph bend with nowhere to go,’ one warned.
Another commented: ‘Accident waiting to happen, total idiots…’
One local said: ‘Clarkson will not be remotely bothered. I’m sure he’s laughing at us all from behind the shop till.’
Jeremy, 61, bought his farm in 2008 and the Diddly Squat Farm Shop opened in 2020. His Amazon Prime Video show Clarkson’s Farm follows his farming trials and tribulations.
The host recently admitted he’s ‘the happiest he has ever been at work in a long time’ after filming the series and that he ‘loved every second of it’.
Speaking about his journey of running the farm, he added in 2019: ‘I woke up every morning at six o’clock and just thought, “I can’t wait to get back out there on my tractor and do a crop walk or spot all the little diseases that wheat has or barley has”.’
Credit: Original article published here.