Jeremy Clarkson's girlfriend almost landed criminal record after rule break on Diddly Squat farm

Jeremy Clarkson's girlfriend Lisa Hogan on Clarkson's Farm
Jeremy Clarkson's girlfriend Lisa Hogan on Clarkson's Farm -Credit:Amazon Prime

Jeremy Clarkson's partner Lisa Hogan was warned she could face a criminal record due to a significant error at their Diddly Squat farm. She was informed that selling non-local produce on their farm could lead to legal trouble.

The popular series Clarkson's Farm is set to return for another season, allowing viewers to continue following the lives of Jeremy, Lisa, and fan favourites Kaleb and Gerald Cooper on their Oxfordshire farm. Ahead of the third season's release, Lisa had a 'serious conversation' about the types of produce they were allowed to sell.

Their land agent and advisor, Charlie Ireland, informed them that only items produced within 16 miles of their farm could be sold. Failure to adhere to these rules could result in a criminal record.

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Lisa shared: "Charlie had to have a serious conversation with me and say that I could end up with a criminal record if I didn't comply." She added: "It's council regulations which I respect, especially after Charlie explained it to me in his clear and concise way", reports the Mirror.

Jeremy also expressed his desire to portray the realities of farm life, warning viewers that life on Diddly Squat farm isn't for the faint-hearted. The 64-years-old explained: "Farming on television has been portrayed as fresh straw, fluffy lambs, agreeable calves: a bit like Babe. I had it in my head that farming was much dirtier and harder, and I always wanted to show it like it actually is. Farming doesn't have many happy endings, as we've discovered. We want to show everybody what real farming is."

With the arrival of the new series, Lisa, who is 50, broke down on Jeremy's shoulder after some of her cherished piglets passed away. Developing an unexpected bond with the animals, she says she didn't foresee becoming so emotionally attached, elaborating: "I didn't think I'd be that enamoured by pigs but I did get really close to them. Farming's just sad. The animals become your friends and you're isolated. It was heart-breaking."

Discussing the upcoming series during a Q&A session, Jeremy revealed he asked Lisa to assist with delivering piglets in the third episode, stating: "It turns out that pigs aren't great mothers as a general rule, but the sandy and black breed that we got makes for a particularly poor mother."

Jeremy and Lisa were left heartbroken when their pigs tragically died. The couple, originally from Doncaster, had been caring for the new piglets but it became obvious that something was wrong. Jeremy commented: "One of them is as weak as hell," whilst checking on them in the large incubator. Hours later, the couple had to face the heartbreaking scene of two deceased piglets.