Jeremy Clarkson’s farm ‘vandalism’ was Ant and Dec prank for Saturday Night Takeaway

Jeremy Clarkson’s farm ‘vandalism’ was Ant and Dec prank for Saturday Night Takeaway

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Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, 61, has been pranked by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as they 'vandalised' his Diddly Squat Farm.

The graffiti and 'vandalism' was spotted at the star’s Diddly Squat Farm this week, but it was all part of a practical joke which will air on ITV show, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to OxfordshireLive.

Some fans had already expected that the 'vandalism' was part of an elaborate prank by the duo on a Facebook group dedicated to Jeremy’s hit Amazon Prime series, Clarkson's Farm.

Clued up social media users started to work it out as they had spotted filming crews from ITV at the site in Oxfordshire.


Ant and Dec are well known for pulling pranks on celebs to show their viewers on Saturday Night Takeaway and it seems that Jeremy was the latest celeb that they targeted.

In the past they have pranked the likes of Simon Cowell and Cat Deeley.

Last month the official Saturday Night Takeaway Twitter account said Ant and Dec were 'busy planning lots of amazing and hilarious surprises' ahead of the show's return next year.

Thames Valley Police revealed they had received 'no reports' of vandalism when asked about the graffiti.

They also told OxfordshireLive: "This was not a policing matter, but was filming that was pre-planned and that we were made aware of."

Photos of the site showed a number of small tents set up at the farm as well as a sign that said: "No more seeds, no more toil, keep your tractors off our soil."

Fans had spotted that Jeremy's Land Rover was caught up in the situation and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan was also seen speaking to people who had arrived at the farm.

Multiple people were seen standing around the farm shop which has become extremely popular since the show aired on Amazon Prime.

However, the popularity of the farm has sparked complaints from locals due to the increased traffic around the site.

Jeremy recently shared that he was planning on building a restaurant on the site as well, which he said many locals liked the idea of.

Writing in a recent column for The Sunday Times, he shared how he now has to win over the council.

He said: “It was a (mostly) polite battle between the red-tractor movement and the red trousers and I think I did quite well.

“Certainly they didn’t make a wicker man of me afterwards."

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