Jeremy Clarkson blows up his £4million house

Jeremy Clarkson has blown up his £4million, five-bed Cotswolds home in a ‘massive’ explosion — which took place while a local funeral was being held in the village.

The very noisy demolition was ‘typical’ of the former Top Gear host, according to angry neighbours, who were only warned about the series of blasts the night before via letter.

And one neighbour who witnessed the house’s destruction has revealed just how potentially offensive the disruption was to locals.

They told The Mirror: ‘They started blowing it up about 3.15pm and finished around 4.10pm. There was a funeral being held at the village at 2.30pm, which was still on when the explosions started.’

Jeremy Clarkson started work on his new Cotswold farm house – by BLOWING UP his old home. The former Top Gear host was granted permission to demolish his five-bed farmhouse near posh Chipping Norton, Oxon, and build a new one in July. But instead of calling in the bulldozers “like any normal person would do” neighbours said he hired a demolition firm who EXPLODED the stone property on Wednesday. All that remains of the house – which it is understood was being rented out by Clarkson – is an enormous pile of rubble and wood.

They added: ‘All you could see was grey smoke each time they blew part of it up, but it was very loud in my house.’

Another neighbour blasted: ‘It’s just typical Clarkson isn’t it. Any normal person would get in people to take it
apart conventionally, but he blows it up.

The explosion has destroyed the home which which Clarkson bought for £4,250,000 in 2012, in order to make way for his new elaborate home – titled Diddly Squat Farm.

Plans have revealed the new 12,173-foot property will include a basement cinema, an attic games room, a walled garden, orangery, room for five cars, a quad bike store, a yard for horses, six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Drawing submitted to planners of Clarkson brand new 12,173 square foot home on what Clarkson calls Diddly Squat Farm.

The former Top Gear host was granted permission to demolish his five-bed farmhouse near posh Chipping Norton, Oxon, and build a new one in July. But instead of calling in the bulldozers “like any normal person would do” neighbours said he hired a demolition firm who EXPLODED the stone property on Wednesday. All that remains of the house – which it is understood was being rented out by Clarkson – is an enormous pile of rubble and wood.

It is 12 times the size of the average UK new build, and approved plans claim it will be ‘a modest country house/gentrified farmhouse which gives the appearance of having grown over time’.

The motor enthusiast’s new show The Grand Tour will begin on Amazon later this autumn.


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