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Jeremy Clarkson’s girlfriend Lisa Hogan ready to be jailed over farm shop contraband – ‘I’ll take one for the team’

The new series of Clarkson’s Farm arrives on Amazon Prime Video next week, dropping in on Jeremy Clarkson and the rest of his farming crew over at Diddly Squat. However, it’s not looking good for the farm shop – which faces closure by the council in series three.

With Jeremy’s girlfriend Lisa Hogan in charge of the farm shop, she’s given a wake-up call by land agent Charlie Ireland after trying to sell items that aren’t from the local area. In the series, we watch as Charlie tells Lisa that she could end up with a criminal record if she doesn’t comply with the council’s orders, which state that the shop must sell produce from within 16 miles of the farm.



Lisa Hogan and Jeremy Clarkson
Lisa Hogan has revealed that she was ready to “take one for the team” after breaking council rules on the farm

Speaking ahead of Clarkson’s Farm series three, Lisa revealed that she wasn’t afraid to face prison for breaking the rules.

“I was going to take one for the team literally,” she said. “You pay so much in business rates, taxes, then you give it to them and they use it to fight to close you down.

“It seems strange, the behaviour,” she added. “They’ve done me a favour actually because I wouldn’t have found half of my suppliers unless I really had to search for them within 16 miles. So I’m really grateful to them for that. But I just think [the council] overreacts a little bit sometimes.”



Lisa at the Diddly Squat farm shop
Lisa at the Diddly Squat farm shop
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While Lisa has avoided a criminal conviction, she revealed that she had a plan in place if she had been sent to prison. “My neighbour said that she would bring me cigarettes and rosé – I don’t smoke but I would start!” she laughed.

“I wouldn’t mind a bit of time out actually. It’s been quite busy.”

Lisa revealed that she’s taken to farm life very easily – although there’s one farming tradition that initially baffled her. “Farmers swap lambs and we never knew why. You never eat lamb from your own land but we were like, ‘We will!’

“We got such bad heartburn from it, it was the worst thing! So now we swap it and it’s fine – and other farmers don’t get heartburn from ours. There’s a really weird thing going on with the lambs, but it doesn’t happen with any other animal.”



Jeremy Clarkson is reuniting with his Diddly Squat team for the third series of Clarkson's Farm
Jeremy Clarkson is reuniting with his Diddly Squat team for the third series of Clarkson’s Farm

Jeremy also opened up about running Diddly Squat and how he spend over £100,000 in farming costs last year to keep it afloat. “I want to highlight the enormous cost that farmers face just to try and get food out of the ground,” he said.

“Ordinarily, you would spend on the farm like this £40,000 in seed and and fertiliser and slug pellets. Well, last year here it was £108,000 we had to spend.”

“It’s a bit like if you go to a casino and it’s a £2 minimum bet – you can have fun with your mates. You know you have two quid. If they make it a £500 minimum bet, you’re not going to do it. It’s too risky and farming is getting to that point where it’s too risky, really.”

Clarkson’s Farm series three arrives on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 3rd May. You can sign up to Prime Video’s free trial here.

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