Jeremy Clarkson to star in new Amazon Prime series as he attempts to run his own FARM

It's not quite The Grand Tour then.

Jeremy Clarkson will be starring in a brand new show set to air on Amazon Prime – about farming.

The former Top Gear host will attempt to run his own 1000-acre farm located near his Cotswolds home in the series titled I Bought The Farm.

The eight-part show was filmed over the course of one farming year and will see him tackle the highs and lows of farming.

Clarkson, 59, announced the new project with a video shared on social media.

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Farming today

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Stood in a field, he says: “Good news, I can finally confirm that I will be spending the next year in the rain making a show about farming for Amazon Prime.

“That means people all over the world can watch me use 1000-acres of the Cotswolds to make thousands of tonnes of beer, and bread, and lamb chops, and jumpers.”

Clarkson joked: “Of course to be a farmer you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet and a mechanic, and I am none of those things. I don’t even know what agronomist means.”

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The night shift

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Director of European Amazon Original Series Georgia Brown said she’s very excited with the show and can’t wait to see what happens.

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She sarcastically added: “Wishing you lots of luck Jeremy – what could possibly go wrong?”

While Peter Fincham, Co-CEO of production company Expectation, sounded equally as thrilled by the project.

“I’m excited to be one of Jeremy’s farm hands. He’s really passionate about farming and tractors and all the other stuff that he thinks he knows about. This series will showcase a new, wiser, muddier Jeremy that we’ve seen before. Can’t wait.”

It comes after Clarkson got emotional when he and Grand Tour co-stars Richard Hammond and James May announced they were stopping their traditional studio shows.

The new focus of the series will be on separate projects and longer adventures.