He’s no stranger to taking on a challenge while travelling the world and trying his hand at entertaining tasks on The Grand Tour.
And despite all this experience at being thrown in at the deep end, it seems Jeremy Clarkson is having a little trouble adapting to the farming way of life.
In a mishap-filled trailer for his upcoming Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm, the presenter, 61, is seen battling to herd sheep and driving a huge Lamborghini tractor which hilariously gets stuck in a ditch.
All the gear, no idea? Jeremy Clarkson is seen battling to herd sheep and driving a huge Lamborghini tractor in a mishap-filled tailer for his new Amazon Prime show
In the trailer, Jeremy is seen sitting at a desk and filling out an application for the Farmer Of The Year awards.
However despite thinking his first year of trying out farming has gone well and he deserves the accolade, his submission requires a few white lies.
Answering the question ‘how did I get into it [farming]?’, Jeremy says in his matter-of-fact manner: ‘I bought a farm and a tractor’.
He is then seen behind the wheel of his huge silver Lamborghini R8, rolling along the country road and chatting as if presenting an episode of The Grand Tour.
Oh deer: The Grand Tour presenter, 61, hilariously tries to chase after his flock of sheep when they start to jump over a wall and escape from the field
And although a very impressive ride, the TV star soon realises his tractor is perhaps too large for a beginner with even his girlfriend Lisa Hogan pointing out it’s ‘too big’.
Jeremy’s farm helpers also joke that the tractor is ‘too bloody big’ leaving him rather frustrated when it gets stuck in a ditch.
Jeremy also jokes that his assistants Caleb and Charlie are there to ‘shout at him’ and point out his mistakes, with clips showing a ruined field and them pointing out his less-than-perfect efforts.
On the road: Jeremy gets behind the wheel of his huge silver Lamborghini R8, rolling along the country road and chatting as if presenting an episode of The Grand Tour
Muscle power: He can’t leave his past love of sports cars completely behind, indulging in a tractor from the Italian brand
Oops: Despite being an impressive drive, the tractor soon becomes a problem when it gets stuck in a ditch during one funny moment in the trailer
Easy does it: Jeremy doesn’t have much luck at all corralling the sheep and ends up hilariously declaring that he ‘f*****g hates’ the animals
In it to win it: Jeremy is seen filling out an application for the Farmer Of The Year awards
Another entertaining moment comes when Jeremy answers a question about the ‘challenges he’s faced and how he’s overcome them’, revealing that instead of mowing the grass with a machine he decided to use the sheep.
This didn’t pan out too well for Jeremy, with another clip showing him desperately trying to herd the flock after they started jumping over a wall and leaving him to declare ‘I f*****g hate sheep’.
He also teases a potential gin business after the wheat he ordered was left stuck in Calais because of ‘f*****g Brexit’.
Elsewhere, Jeremy jokes that whenever he makes a ‘costly mistake, which is often’, he goes to Manchester and presents Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire? so he can ‘afford the next mistake’.
Cameo: Jeremy’s girlfriend Lisa is also seen making a brief appearance in the funny clip, telling the star his tractor is too big
Working together: The series follows the couple through their first year farming properly
Practice Makes Perfect: Elsewhere in the trailer, Jeremy has some trouble sheering a sheep
The funny ad then ends with Jeremy practicing his award speech, even trying to cry on demand and recreate his Grand Tour co-star James May’s face, but jokes that it ‘makes him sick’.
Clarkson’s Farm sees Jeremy attempt to run a 1,000-acre farm in Oxfordshire despite knowing nothing whatsoever about farming.
The series follows an intense and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer and his team, as they contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.
New ride: The tractor towers over the other farm equipment
Telling off: Jeremy also jokes that his assistants Caleb (pictured left) and Charlie are there to ‘shout at him’ and point out his mistakes
Helped only by his gang of agricultural associates, Jeremy quickly discovers that a modern farmer must be conservationist, scientist, shepherd, shopkeeper, midwife, engineer, accountant and tractor driver, often at the same time.
On the farm the failures have real emotional consequences and Jeremy, completely out of his comfort zone, must lean on others as he strives to grow crops, rear sheep and pull off environmental projects that are close to his heart.
It comes after Jeremy admitted he is ‘the unfittest’ he’s ever been because he has been ‘drinking himself silly’ during lockdown.
Oscar worthy: The funny ad then ends with Jeremy practicing his award speech, even trying to cry on demand
In it together: Although owning the farm for some years, Jeremy only recently got properly invested in the running of it (pictured with his partner Lisa)
Pitching in: Stills from the upcoming series show Lisa helping out with the DIY around the farm
Jeremy, who has been helped by a local farmer named Caleb and his girlfriend Lisa, 46, told The Sun: ‘[Caleb] doesn’t drink really so I have to take up his slack. 12 months, Lisa and I have drank ourselves silly.
‘When you’re farming one of the joys is the sun going down and leaning on a fence and looking at your sheep or your crops or watch the changing of the seasons.
‘So has it made me fitter? No. And the other thing about farming is how automated it is, you never have to actually walk anywhere, you just drive everywhere it’s fantastic. I’m the unfittest I’ve ever been.’
Farming life: Jeremy also seems to have set up shop to sell some of his farm-grown goods
Having fun: He was also seen riding a small digger in another fun picture from the show
Expert advice: Jeremy has been helped in his latest venture by a local farmer named Caleb
Although Jeremy has owned Diddly Squat Farm since 2008, he’s only been running it for the past couple of years.
And on reflection, the outspoken TV star isn’t sure he’s made the right decision.
The former Top Gear presenter explained: ‘I thought “I can do that”.
‘I genuinely thought you put seeds in the ground, weather happens and food grows. So I thought “that’s not difficult”, it’s phenomenally difficult.’
Watch Clarkson’s Farm on Prime Video June 11.
Coming soon: Watch Clarkson’s Farm on Prime Video June 11