Richard Hammond and James May must have thought they were dreaming when Jeremy Clarkson let them blow his house to smithereens. But no, this wasn’t a dream. It actually happened.
In the third instalment of The Grand Tour, released at midnight on Friday 2 December, the pair did indeed blow up Clarkson’s Cotswold farmhouse, so he can replace it with his new home – which he nicknames Diddly Squat Farm.
It follows a ‘bet’ in episode one where Clarkson promised to let them blow up his house if his supercar didn’t finish a lap the fastest.
Clarkson’s plans for Diddly Squat Farm are far from diddly, with the Telegraph reporting that it will be a 12,173 sq ft six bedroom home with five bathrooms, room for five cars, a basement cinema, an attic games room, an orchard, and a croquet lawn.
Because what is life without croquet?
The event didn’t go down without controversy though (it’s Jeremy Clarkson, remember) and some neighbours complained about noise and smoke.
One neighbour simply said it was “typical Clarkson”.