Point is Im s***! Jeremy Clarkson hits back amid criticism over winning farming award

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Jeremy Clarkson, 61, scooped the National Farmers’ Union Farming Champion of the Year award recently. The former Top Gear presenter was awarded the honour following the success of his show Clarkson’s Farm.

In a statement about the award, the NFU said: “Much of what was seen in the first series on Amazon Prime Video, has rung true with many farmers.

“It has also brought an understanding of many of the issues faced by farmers to the British public – from profit margins to diversification.”

Jeremy also admitted he was honoured to receive the accolade as he sent a video thanking the union.

He said: “It feels really weird. I’ve never even been nominated for a Bafta in 30 years of being on television.

“And now I don’t want a Bafta anymore.

“I’ve achieved everything! This is great, honestly.

“I’m so glad so many people enjoyed the show.”

However, not everyone has been congratulatory about his win, with one user fuming on social media.

James Abela wrote on Twitter: “’2021 Farming Champion of the Year’ a very clever move by #NFU great publicity and a very cleverly worded award.

“Ie @JeremyClarkson Been good for farmers without actually being the best #farmer himself.”

Jeremy was quick to react as he pointed out this was the whole point.

He penned back in view of his 7.5 million followers: “Why do you feel the need to be unpleasant.

“I’m a shit farmer. That’s the point.”

Plenty of the presenter’s fans responded to the exchange on social media.

One follower Ray mond penned: “I think you have done a great job so ‘hats off’.”

While Simon Miller wrote: “Don’t need to be a good farmer to be a champion for farmers. Thanks Jez.”

User Ben added: “I learnt more about farmer watching your series than decades of watching @BBCCountryfile.” (sic)

This came amid more criticism that his co-star Kaleb Cooper should have scooped the award instead.

Follower Matt Selby wrote: “Love Jezza – always have but Caleb deserves this award as well.” (sic)

Jeremy then hit back: “No he doesn’t!!!!!!”

Jeremy will be appearing on Stand Up To Cancer tonight on Channel 4.

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