Clarkson's Farm season 2: What is the release date? Is Kaleb back? Everything you need to know about Diddly Squat Farm

Jeremy Clarkson reopens the doors to Diddly Squat for Clarkson's Farm season 2 on Prime Video. Get the release date and all the latest news.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 2 February 2023 - 12.55pm
Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper on Clarkson's Farm season 2

Clarkson's Farm was the surprise TV hit of 2021, turning motoring journalist and the country’s most unlikely farmer, Jeremy Clarkson, into the new face of British agriculture.

Previously known for shouting out of supercars on Top Gear and The Grand Tour, Clarkson is now just as likely to get asked about sheep shearing and crop rotation as he is the horsepower of the latest Ferrari.

The series won critical acclaim, earned Clarkson and his agricultural advisor Kaleb Cooper recognition at the British Farming Awards and Prime Video quickly signed up the Diddly Squat team for a season 2 which has got a February 2023 release date.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about the release date, the future of the show and latest events at Diddly Squat Farm…

What is the Clarkson's Farm season 2 release date?

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First look at Clarkson's Farm season 2

Clarkson's Farm season 2 is released on Friday, 10 February, 2023, Amazon Prime Video has confirmed.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival in 2022, Amazon Studios UK head of originals Dan Grabiner said: "Season 2 has just about wrapped filming. It looks amazing, I think that's fair to say."

How many episodes are there in Clarkson's Farm season 2?

Clarkson's Farm season 2 will have 8 episodes and will cover the presenter's second year at Diddly Squat Farm.

Clarkson and his team will be dealing with the fallout from Brexit, a new herd of cows and flock of chickens, and a new on-site restaurant.

Clarkson's Farm episodes:

  • Episode 1: Surviving - Jeremy Clarkson sets out to diversify, as a way of increasing his annual profit (£144 last year)
  • Episode 2: Cowering - Jeremy's new herd of cows settle in, but soon reject the fence that keeps them in
  • Episode 3: Schmoozing - Faced with Council powers that be, Jeremy uses two of his greatest skills: diplomacy and respect for red tape. 
  • Episode 4: Badgering - Jeremy Clarkson comes face to face with his nemesis: the badger. 
  • Episode 5: Council-ing - The day of the Council's decision on Jeremy's restaurant arrives... 
  • Episode 6: Counselling - The fall-out from the Council's decision continues to fall out
  • Episode 7: Scheming - Jeremy's restaurant idea is re-born, and there's not a moment to waste.
  • Episode 8: Climaxing - Secret preparations accelerate for the opening of Jeremy's restaurant.

Clarkson fighting Brexit and the Government in season 2

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Talking ahead of season 2, Clarkson has revealed that coping with the fall-out of Brexit has been a big problem for the farm.

"The government are saying, 'You're still going to get subsidy' and we’re saying, 'Okay, what do we have to do to get it?;, but the government won't tell us," said the presenter.

"It's like FIFA saying, 'We're having new rules in football next year'. 'What new rules?' 'We don’t know what they are, but there are going to be new rules'. Well, you can’t prepare for that. How could you possibly prepare for next year’s farming when you don’t know what you’re going to get paid for?"

"It's a complete cock job. I mean, we're just guessing, really. The government say they’re going to do one thing, then they change their mind, and they just changed it again two weeks ago, and then you get a new minister with different ideas, and it changes again."

Has Clarkson's Farm been cancelled?

Variety is reporting that Clarkson's Farm will end after season 3.

Prime Video is not expected to extend their deal with Clarkson, following his comments about Meghan Markle in The Sun newspaper.

However, Clarkson's Farm season 2 and season 3 will still be released in 2023 and 2024 as planned.

What will happen in Clarkson's Farm season 2?

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Clarkson with Cheerful Charlie and Gerald

Jeremy Clarkson will be letting the cameras follow his second year on Diddy Squat Farm as he aims to diversify and expand into new areas.

Fan favourite Kaleb Cooper will be back on his tractor, keeping a watchful eye on Clarkson. Kaleb and Clarkson will be joined again by stone wall favourite Gerald, ‘Cheerful’ Charlie and Clarkson’s wife and Diddly Squat shopkeeper Lisa Hogan.

Prime Video have described the series as an "unfiltered love letter to farming".

"We are delighted to be joining the team for another year-in-the-life of Diddly Squat, and wish Kaleb and farmers across the country luck as Mother Nature continues to take revenge on Jeremy," said Amazon Studios head of UK Originals Dan Grabiner.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Grabiner said: "We’re just going into the edit now and it’s looking very good.

"More Kaleb Cooper, more Gerald. You can understand a little bit more of Gerald this time. I think maybe every season, you’ll understand a few more words of Gerald.”

He added: "It’s just great to see someone like Kaleb, he had never been on television before. He’s an authentic – he was the tractor driver who happened to work nearby the farm.

"And I think it just shows you that new talent, particularly that sort of expert, authentic talent can just explode with the right vehicle and the right approach to the show. So I think observing his rise has been really an exciting part of that show."

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Clarkson and his team will continue to highlight the problems facing the farming industry in season 2, which the TV presenter is keen to flag to viewers,

"Dairy’s in a proper mess because of TB and badgers. Pigs are in a real pickle because of lots of things, Brexit being the main one," he said.

"Generally, it’s a nightmare. There aren’t enough employees in the abattoirs, which means that you have pigs that you can’t get into the abattoirs, so the pig just gets bigger and bigger until it’s too big to go to the abattoir. And then they have to kill this perfectly healthy pig that goes to waste.

"Poultry farmers are in a total mess because of bird flu. Cereal farmers like myself are in a mess because we don’t know what we’re supposed to be growing, or what fertilisers we’re supposed to be using - and fertiliser is now costing £1,000 a tonne rather than £200 like last year. So, in every area, it’s a nightmare."

He added: "It's not a disaster for me because I’ve got other ways of earning a living but if you haven't - and 99.9 per cent of farmers don't have another income stream - then a lot of them are simply not taking a wage."

First look at Clarkson's Farm season 2

Clarkson and Kaleb announced season 2 with a short video from the farm. They’ve also released some early pictures of the Diddly Squat crew reunited and back in action.

Fans can also keep updated on action on the farm on Clarkson and Kaleb’s Instagram accounts, where they frequently post amusing glimpses behind the scenes on the show and their day-to-day lives in Chipping Norton.

Prime Video has revealed that the second season will see the introduction of new animals and crops to the farm; Jeremy’s dealings with the local council as he attempts to diversify his operation with a restaurant; and Kaleb yet again saving the day on numerous occasions.

Clarkson's Farm cast

  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Kaleb Cooper
  • Gerald
  • ‘Cheerful’ Charlie
  • Lisa Hogan

All the old gang from season 1 will return for the second year of adventures on the farm. We're already excited to see what new haircuts Kaleb has for season 2.

Talking about his sudden fame, Kaleb said: "It's amazing how I can’t go anywhere without someone recognising me. But this show obviously meant so much to people through lockdown. I think a lot of people turned to that show to get them through difficult times.

"I think it was the only bit of television that was actually being filmed at the time, for a start. Because we were working on the farm anyway and we didn’t need much of a crew, we just kept going, just the cameraman, me and Jeremy. And we were the first ones to show the effects of Covid on television."

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Clarkson's Farm season 3 is confirmed

Season 2 might not even be released yet, but Prime Video has confirmed that filming has already begun on season 3.

Clarkson's Farm season 3 will have Jeremy, Lisa, Kaleb, Gerald, and Cheerful Charlie tapping into 513 acres of Diddly Squat’s unfarmed land for new opportunities to turn a profit.

As well as the returning cast, a few new characters will also be revealed on Diddly Squat, all helping Jeremy to continue pursuing his farming dream.

What is Clarkson's Farm about?

The first series of Clarkson’s Farm followed an intense, backbreaking and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer, Jeremy Clarkson.

Clarkson, best known for travelling the world and shouting in supercars, turned his hand to a career in agriculture after buying a 1,000-acre farm in Chipping Norton.

In season one, viewers watched as Clarkson battled the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.

Clarkson became a conservationist, scientist, shepherd, shopkeeper, midwife, engineer, accountant, and tractor driver as he dived headfirst into his new occupation, learning about the adversity and challenges facing the modern farmer.

Taking the Grand Tour presenter out of his comfort zone, the series surprised critics and viewers as Clarkson took farming to his heart and became an advocate for the British farming industry.

Clarkson's Farm season 1 - The Verdict

IMDb Rating: 9.0

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 100%

Prime Video rating: 5*

The critics said: "What’s winning about this series is… nearly everything. It’s a sheer treat… The second episode is the funniest thing I’ve seen all year" – The Times

Clarkson and Kaleb win farming award

It wasn't just TV fans who were won over by Clarkson’s Farm. The farming community were also impressed by the work Clarkson and his helper Kaleb Cooper did to raise the profile of British agriculture.

At the 2021 British Farming Award, the pair were recognised by 700 peers at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre.

Suited and booted, the guys arrived in style in a silver Lamborghini, with Kaleb rocking a brand-new haircut for the occasion.

After receiving a round of tumultuous applause from the room, both men were overwhelmed and thankful for the incredible recognition and support from the farming community.

Clarkson said: "Kaleb I couldn’t have done this without you, you are the star of the show (apart from Gerald) but what was great and I’m sure everyone in the room would say the same thing, every farm has a Gerald, every farm has a Charlie, every farm has a Kevin, every farm has an Ellen, every farm has a landowner and every farm has a Kaleb."

Can you visit Diddly Squat Farm?

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The Diddly Squat Farm Shop is open for business online and open to the public.

On their website, they describe the store, in typical Clarkson fashion, as a “small barn full of good, no-nonsense things you’ll like. We do not, for example, sell kale”.

Everything sold, which includes ‘cow juice’, fudge, jams and oils is produced by Clarkson’s farm or other nearby businesses in the Cotswolds.

The Chipping Norton store is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Thursday to Sunday. You can find out more or order produce on the Diddly Squat website.

Where is Clarkson's Farm?

Diddly Squat Farm is between Chipping Norton and Chadlington, Oxfordshire. The much sought after destination for holidays and homeowners is in the north Cotswolds.

Clarkson launched the farm, which has around 1,000 acres in 2020.

Diddly Squat Farm Shop is located on the farm.

Clarkson's recommendations for nearby attractions include:

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Jaffé and Neale Bookshop & Cafe
  • Station Mill Antiques
  • Rollright Stones
  • Brown Cow Café
  • The Man Cave Broadway

Clarkson's Farm - Where to watch

Watch Clarkson's Farm season 1 now on Prime Video.

Clarkson's Farm - How We Made It

"There's simply no money in sheep farming. I’ve owned cars that have depreciated less. Literally, you can lose more money on sheep than cars, it’s just a nightmare."

Interview: Behind the scenes on Clarkson's Farm season 1