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Jeremy Clarkson set to boost £55,000,000 fortune with controversial side hustle-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

And he’s getting some revenge too, while he’s at it.

Jeremy Clarkson set to boost £55,000,000 fortune with controversial side hustle-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

Jeremy Clarkson has plans to make more money, and get some revenge too (Picture: REX)

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed plans to boost his £55,000,000 fortune, by cutting down some trees.

The former Top Gear star, 64, has found a little side hustle, despite raking in millions from his TV work, Diddly Squat farm and even his car collection.

Now, the presenter wants to grow willow trees on his Oxfordshire farm and sell the wood from them to make cricket bats.

And in doing so, he’s planning on getting revenge after being forced to play cricket at school.

Writing in The Sunday Times, Clarkson reportedly said: ‘I see people playing it sometimes when I’m in Surrey and my lip curls in an involuntary, animalistic display of rage.

‘You know how your dog behaves when it sees a stranger walking past your host? Well, that’s me driving through Chiddingfold.

‘But now I’ve worked out how I can get my own back. I’m going to take all of their money.’

The Clarkson’s Farm star plans on selling wood to make cricket bats (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host joked he would ‘hurt’ cricket lovers in their ‘wallets’ as an act of revenge against the sport as a whole.

He added: ‘So stand by cricketists. I’m going to hurt you, but not like you hurt me [at school].

‘I’m going to hurt you in your wallets. I’m going to become the cricket bat king of Chippings Norton and I’m going to bash your credit cards until they look like Steve Martin’s in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’

Clarkson is making the most of his Diddly Squat farm with the big plans (Picture: Amazon/Everett/Shutterstock)

Clarkson went on to insist that, after making his own business plan, demand is ‘huge’ in India and Pakistan, with cricket players preferring the English variety of willow over the Kashmiri type used to make bats ‘because it’s lighter’.

While we’ll have to wait and see if Clarkson’s plan unfolds on a new series of Amazon Prime’s Clarkson’s Farm, The Grand Tour star did recently reveal that some of the drama he’s faced at Diddly Squat, including a planning permission row with his local council, helped make storylines.

Clarkson has routinely faced plenty of hurdles while filming the show, not least regularly being told off by farming contractor Kaleb Cooper, but one of his most difficult tasks has been dealing with local authorities.

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From extending the car park at the farm shop to attempting to open a restaurant on-site, he has faced some uphill battles.

But it did make for good TV, as he recalled how he was once told by a friend: ‘If you want a storyline for the next series, try getting planning permission for something.’

Clarkson’s Farm is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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