Adam Henson, Countryfile star, responds to Jeremy Clarkson’s farm show’s “difficulty”
ADAM HENSON has spoken out about the hardships depicted on Jeremy Clarkson’s show Clarkson’s Farm.
Adam Henson, 54, has confessed that Jeremy Clarkson’s, 61, show Clarkson’s Farm was “hysterical” to him. The Countryfile actor claimed he appreciated the Amazon show because it highlighted the “difficulties” of farming life.
“I prefer crime dramas, so I’ve been watching Unforgotten and a couple episodes of Line of Duty,” he said of recent TV shows he’d seen.
“I liked Clarkson’s Farm as well. It’s hilarious. But I also believe he illuminates how complicated and difficult farming is – albeit in a lighthearted manner,“ he told Radio Times.
Although Adam, the owner of Cotswold Farm Park, confesses that reality shows like “Love Island” and “Strictly Come Dancing” do not appeal to him.
Meanwhile, after taking on his own herd at his Cotswolds estate, former Top Gear star Jeremy has spoken freely about the trials and tribulations of sheep farming.
The Grand Tour star believes that farmers like Amanda Owen, 46, who stars in Our Yorkshire Farm, which is filmed in Upper Swaledale in Keld, Yorkshire, should be treated with “greater respect.”
“We should have more regard for them than we do,” Jeremy remarked, referring to Amanda and her husband Clive Owen, 66, who own and reside on Ravenseat farm with their nine children.
“Sheep farming is incredibly hard labor, and it’s really hard work up in Keld, Ravenseat, in the Yorkshire Dales.
“I just have 78 [sheep], and I live in the Cotswolds, which is not difficult to get around in, yet the sheep are dying.”
On the farm, the sheep frequently find themselves in difficult situations, according to Jeremy.
“They don’t want to die in a beautiful, comfortable way; they want to die of something revolting,” he stated.
“So they’ll stick their head in the stock fence and try to hack it off, or they’ll just let the back end rot.
“They literally rot!” says the narrator. After that, you’ll need to hire someone to shoot them.
“I should do it myself,” he remarked, “but that’s plain impossible as far as I can work out.”
Jeremy has had a difficult time since buying his Chipping Norton property, as he has stumbled into a lot of issues. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”