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Clarkson’s Farm achieves huge success in China after ‘being streamed more than 5,000,000 times’-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

The farming show has gripped the nation.

Clarkson’s Farm achieves huge success in China after ‘being streamed more than 5,000,000 times’-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

Clarkson’s Farm has connected with an unexpected audience in an extraordinary way (Picture: Prime Video / Ellis O’Brien)

Clarkson’s Farm has made waves not just in the UK but across the globe after blowing up almost 5,000 miles away in China.

The third season of Jeremy Clarkson’s popular Amazon Prime series arrived earlier this month to its usual glowing praise.

Over just seven days in the UK, the farming show’s season three premiere episode garnered a mammoth 5.1million viewers over seven days, according to Barb, making it the second most-watched show in the country this year across streaming services.

The show even managed to make an impact on UK law after introducing Clarkson’s Clause, a measure that means farmers no longer need to apply for planning permission to convert unused buildings into new homes or shops.

But new data shows that its influence has reached as far as China. The full series has been watched over 5,000,000 times on the local streaming service BiliBili, according to the Guardian.

Clarkson’s Farm follows the former Top Gear star’s, 64, haphazard attempts to run his own 1,000-acre Oxfordshire farm, cheekily named Diddly Squat Farm, with the help of farm manager Kaleb Cooper, land agent Charlie Ireland, ‘head of security’ Gerald Cooper and his partner Lisa Hogan.

The show has proved a major success for former Top Gear presenter Jeremy (Picture: Amazon Prime)

Chinese review site Douban has scored season one of the show a whopping 9.6 out of 10 based on almost 80,000 reviews from users. While season three is steadily catching up with an 80% five star rating from almost 9,000 reviewers.

The over 3,000 written reviews for the latest season rave about the show’s hilarity and interesting approach to the harsh realities of farming life.

‘It’s still full of fun,’ one review from user Tamudoki reads. Other fans described the show as ‘meaningful’ from the perspective of an ‘amateur’ farmer and even called it their ‘source of happiness’.

Many reviews showered praise on Jeremy’s partner Lisa, with user Moku calling her the ‘highlight of the season’ and another dubbing her ‘all-powerful’.

‘How can one person make the best car show in the world and the best agricultural show in the world at the same time in his lifetime!’ reviewer Durian Prince aptly posed.

While user Moonii spoke for the masses, writing: ‘I hope this series will continue forever and ever’

Lisa has proven herself a stand-out character from the cast (Picture: Prime Video)

For many fans of the show it offers an escape from the city life as one viewer, Zoe Mou, explained to the Guardian.

‘I was in my apartment, mostly just binge-watching shows, playing video games, being depressed and drinking and video-calling with my friends … Watching [Clarkson’s Farm] took me outside of that little circle … and taught me something about agriculture,’ she said.

In fact, Clarkson’s Farm has left no stone unturned after it also appeared to influence the sales of British goods the week the new season dropped.

Jeremy tackled a whole new set of challenges this season (Picture: Prime Video/ Kim Scott-Clark)

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According to data from Ocado Retail – the world’s largest dedicated online supermarket – sales for the meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from the Best of British aisle jumped significantly.

For example, M&S Select Farms British 6 Free Range Pork Sausages has gone up 108% and searches for Diddly Squats newly-introduced Lion’s Man mushrooms spiked by 482%.

But if you, like millions of others, are planning to switch on for season three you may want to prepare tissues. The latest episodes saw the heartbreaking death of piglets after the mother accidentally killed some of them during the birth, sending viewers to tears.

Clarkson’s Farm is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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