Clarkson’s Farm & The Grand Tour In Danger Of Being Cancelled


Clarkson’s Farm Season 2 and all future The Grand Tour specials are in danger of being pulled – aka cancelled – by Amazon after Jeremy Clarkson’s recent article targeting Meghan Markle in The Sun.

After publishing the column, The Sun took it down at Jeremy Clarkson’s request, but there might be more to this story than Jeremy just feeling bad about what he wrote and then opting to do the right thing by having the article removed from the Internet.

In his original article, Clarkson wrote: “At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her.

“Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way,” he added.

“But what makes me despair is that younger people, especially girls, think she’s pretty cool. They think she was a prisoner of Buckingham Palace, forced to talk about nothing but embroidery and kittens.”

Jeremy Clarkson’s really done it this time!


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This column was posted following the release of the last three episodes of Netflix’s docuseries Harry & Meghan on Thursday. Moreover, after Clarkson’s article was posted on the site, his own daughter and podcast host, Emily Clarkson, said via Instagram: “I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle.”

She then added that she supports those “targeted with online hatred”.

“My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media,” she wrote.

The article might have caused even more issues for Clarkson. We’ve contacted Clarkson’s representatives and The Sun for comment on what happened and how this article was even published in the first place, but we have received no answer so far.

Could Amazon cancel Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour?


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One thing we also wanted to know was what is going to happen with Clarkson’s other projects following the publication of his column in The Sun. Will Amazon take action against the journalist and TV host, or will they hope this all blows over?

As mentioned above, Clarkson asked The Sun to take his recent column about Meghan Markle down. The Grand Tour host then took to Twitter to make an apology of sorts. Here’s what he wrote:

Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.

An insider has informed us that one of the main reasons Clarkson acted so quickly was because there was talk of shelving his upcoming projects with the streamer. This meant that the likes of Clarkson’s Farm Seasons 2 and 3 and all future The Grand Tour specials were in serious danger and being swept to one side.

The insider said: “Amazon has put a lot of trust, time and money into Clarkson and his projects. However, their patience with him following his recent column in The Sun might be coming to an end.”

Is Clarkson’s time with Amazon coming to an end?


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We then asked for a little bit more information about what’s actually going on behind the scenes over at Amazon and Prime Video. Are they really considering cancelling Clarkson’s shows, or was his apology enough for them?

The source added: “It’s a waiting game. The next seasons [of Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour] are still ‘officially’ moving ahead, but Clarkson’s never been in so much trouble with the company and they are not happy.”

The source continued: “These shows aren’t all just about Jeremy, but he does like to make things about himself, and that makes the next steps very hard indeed for Amazon.”

So, it looks like Jeremy’s on Amazon’s naughty list. What I gather is happening is that they are hoping this will all blow over and that people will forget.

However, given the fact that so many influential people have come out against Clarkson for his incredibly disrespectful and frankly dangerous article about the Duchess of Sussex, they are thinking long and hard about what to do with him.

Amazon might not want to be so closely tied to The Grand Tour presenter

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Clarkson is persona non-grata at the minute, and things could only get worse. It might not be a very good look for Amazon to be so closely linked to a man as controversial as Jeremy Clarkson. The issue for them is that the shows he’s involved with are incredibly popular and pull in pretty big numbers for their streaming platform.

However, it’s not like Amazon didn’t know what sort of person they were getting involved with when they greenlit The Grand Tour. Clarkson had just been sacked from the BBC and Top Gear for having punched the show’s producer, Oisin Tymon, in the face.

Moreover, we contacted another source with close ties to Amazon for comment on what we’ve been hearing about future seasons of Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour, and they responded with a very brief, but also worrying message: “We are reviewing the situation.”

What do you make of all of this? Do you think Amazon will end up cancelling Jeremy Clarkson’s future projects such as Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour, or do you think they’ll just wait for this all to blow over? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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