Jeremy Clarkson says people in the UK ‘don’t pay enough for food’ and prices should double | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Jeremy Clarkson, 62, has turned to farming after the former Top Gear presenter bought an Oxfordshire Farm in 2008. His attempts at running Diddly Squat Farm are documented on his Amazon Prime TV series Clarkson’s Farm.
The Grand Tour star has detailed the various challenges he has faced farming, most notably during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The success of the series has seen visitors flock to the Diddly Squat farm shop to buy products such as Cow Juice, rapeseed oil, chutneys and jams.
Appearing on The News Agents podcast, Jeremy told presenters Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel that he believes food prices should be double what they are.
His comments come not long after his co-star Kaleb Cooper revealed he only pays himself 50p an hour through his own farming work, having broken down the costs involved.
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Jeremy said: “People simply don’t pay enough for their food.
“The one thing a government will never say [is] ‘Oh you’ve got to pay more for your food, you don’t pay enough.'”
Emily then responded: “So Jeremy Clarkson says prices should go up?”
The former Top Gear host then confirmed his stance, replying: “Yeah, they should. They should be double what they are, you know to get out and do that sort of work.”