CLARKSON’S FARM is returning for a second series, after it was revealed the popular farming programme became Amazon Prime Video's highest-rated show ever.

The former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, took over the reins of his 1000-acre farm in the Cotswolds 18 months ago and allowed camera crews to follow his first year in the driving seat and his numerous ups and downs.

A first-time farmer, Clarkson didn’t hold back with his frustration at government red tape which constrained many of his rather impulsive ideas. These included building a local farm shop 'Diddly Squat', in what appeared to be a matter of days, with little to no produce to sell, and creating a wetland on his farm which initially looked more like an environmental bombsite than a conservation haven.

However, not one to shy away from a challenge, in the 12 months of filming Clarkson gets stuck into everything from ploughing, sowing and harvesting crops, rearing sheep and hens, buying in bee hives to make his own honey, creating wildflower meadows and planting trees, creating a wetland for wildlife and trout, and building bird boxes to support local bird populations.

He is helped on his journey by local recruits, including his main sidekick, 22-year-old Kaleb Cooper, who helps with everything on the farm bar the sheep and doesn’t hold back in putting Clarkson in his place for his many excitable and often irrational ideas; land agent, Charlie Ireland, who Clarkson refers to as ‘Cheerful Charlie,’ as he is often the bearer of bad news; and local drystone walling legend Gerald Cooper, who’s thick indistinguishable accent has viewers in stitches.

From buying the wrong machinery, to losing one of his tups 'Wayne Rooney' to a twisted gut, to taking short cuts with sowing - much to the irritation of his team - the first year of farming is a huge learning experience for Clarkson, but his enthusiasm throughout the programme is contagious and the whole series is undeniably a fantastic advert for farming.

In the final episode, he recieves a visit from Mr Ireland with the news that after a whole year of hardship, Clarkson has been left with a profit of £144 from the arable side of his farm.

After coming to terms with the fact that poor weather is to blame for a 40% reduction in profit he tells viewers: "The next time a farmer moans about the weather, put your arms around them and buy them a pint because he is not moaning about it because it is a bit miserable working in the rain, he is moaning about it because it is crucifying."

Despite even the team around him telling him he should go back to his life in London, Clarkson frequently exclaims his love for farming and it has now been revealed filming is underway for a second series, featuring the same cast, but the release date is still to be confirmed.