Jeremy Clarkson's councillor quits over Clarkson's Farm death threats

A councillor at ends with Jeremy Clarkson over his Diddly Squat farm has quit after he was bombarded with death threats from angry ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ fans.

West Oxfordshire District Council’s Dean Temple, 46, represented the Chadlington and Churchill ward - where the ex-‘Top Gear’ presenter’s farm is based - and had opposed several of Jeremy’s plans, such as his proposition to set up a restaurant where he would sell local produce.

Now, Dean has left his position, and has admitted his decision to do so was “one hundred per cent” influenced by the abuse he was getting from furious ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ fans.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: “All of a sudden I was getting calls, death threats and from all over the world.”

The former councillor claimed that ‘The Grand Tour’ host, 64, had purposefully “engineered” battles with the board in an effort to make “good telly”.

Jeremy was once against caught in a face-off with the council in December 2023 over plans to plant more trees in his Diddly Squat farm car park.

He wrote in his column for The Sunday Times: “I recently received a missive from West Oxfordshire District Council telling me that my plans to plant some trees must be scaled back.

“I’m not making that up, by the way.”

Currently, the TV star is gearing up for the release of season three of ‘Clarkson’s Farm’, and has teased the “heartbreaking” moment where a piglet he and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan helped rear.

Speaking at a launch event for the Amazon Prime programme, he said: “It was just a heartbreaking time.

“I’d never, ever seen Lisa cry, not once, until all this started and was unfolding. It was terrible.

“It is weird, because you love them and you help birth them and you feed and nurture and care for them. I mean, you don’t say, ‘Let’s buy some pigs and hope they die’.

"I’ve always liked pigs. My mother used to buy me toy pigs every Christmas and birthday into my twenties, and I thought it would be fun to have them — then they all just died in alarming numbers.”