Jeremy Clarkson says his pig has died in the heatwave

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Jeremy Clarkson attends the Hawkstone larger launch on November 25, 2021 in Bourton-on-the-Water, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hawkstone)
Jeremy Clarkson says people in a heatwave need to drink more beer. (Getty Images for Hawkstone)

Jeremy Clarkson has said that one of his pigs has died in the current UK heatwave.

The former Top Gear presenter announced the news on Twitter after previously dismissing the concern over rising temperatures across the country.

Clarkson tweeted: "Thankfully, the global warming is now over but tragically, its brief visit took the life of my big pig. RIP pig."

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Clarkson currently lives in Oxford where yesterday temperatures reached over 38 degrees, the hottest ever for the county.

Jeremy Clarkson at the Memorial Hall in Chadlington, where he held a showdown meeting with local residents over concerns about his Oxfordshire farm shop. Picture date: Thursday September 9, 2021. (Photo by PA Video/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jeremy Clarkson's pig on his Diddly Squat farm has died in the UK heatwave. (Photo by PA Video/PA Images via Getty Images)

Clarkson has said in his column for The Sunday Times that owning pigs has made him think twice about eating pork products because of their similarities to humans.

The Grand Tour host was previously criticised for his take on the heatwave that pushed temperatures in the UK to 40 degrees for the first time.

The broadcaster and journalist tweeted: “It’s very hot in the south of France but so far as I know, there’s no DefCon 8 level 3 killer death heatwave warning in place.”

The tweet was criticised for being factually incorrect as the French government had several weather warnings in place and around 16,000 people had been evacuated due to wildfires in the south of the country.

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson stars in Prime Video's Clarkson's Farm. (Getty Images)

He later responded to the backlash by saying: “I’ve spent my life working in extreme heat and we survived by having a beer under a tree. Climate change is real. Drink more beer.”

He also said: "Really hot in France this evening. But I’ve had a beer and all is well."

Many people on social media replied to Clarkson's posts with pictures of the wildfires across France.

Parts of London were also on fire yesterday (19 July) as the city struggled to cope in the searing temperatures.

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