Jeremy Clarkson, born 11 April 1960, is an English broadcaster, journalist, farmer, game show host and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for the motoring programmes Top Gear and The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May. He also currently writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. Since 2018, Clarkson has hosted the revived ITV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, replacing former host Chris Tarrant.
Diddly Squat Farm
The farm was formerly part of the Sarsden estate in Oxfordshire. Jeremy Clarkson bought about a thousand acres (4 km2) in 2008 including Curdle Hill Farm. The fields were mostly arable, growing a rotation of barley, rapeseed and wheat. These were farmed on a contract basis by a local villager called Howard but he retired in 2019. Clarkson then decided to try farming the land himself.
The farm was renamed “Diddly Squat” by Clarkson to indicate its lack of productivity, as diddly squat is slang for “the least amount”, “anything”, or “nothing”. His work was documented in the TV documentary series Clarkson’s Farm (2021) where Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside. With no previous farming experience, Jeremy contends with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.