This year Jeremy Clarkson's new farming show was such a soaring success that even the presenter has admitted its success has taken him slightly by surprise.

Here's a Year in the Life of Diddly Squat Farm.

May 2021: Despite him knowing nothing about farming, motoring journalist Jeremy decides to make a show filming him during a gruelling 12 months when he decided to try to run the 1,000-acre farm near Chipping Norton he bought in 2008.

June 2021: Clarkson's Farm launches on Friday June 11 on Amazon Prime Video. It is a runaway success and makes overnight stars of the cast but particularly straight-talking young Chippy farmer Kaleb Cooper who teaches Jeremy all about 'tractoring'.

June 2021: Jeremy apologises to his neighbours after hundreds of fans of his new show visit his Diddly Squat farm shop, causing three-hour traffic jams on quiet rural roads.

The show's roaring success - and the opening of the popular shop the year before - creates chaos for villagers who, national newspapers say, are more accustomed to cows than congestion. 

August 2021: Searches for homes to buy in Chadlington jump by 511 per cent, according to property website Rightmove, which suggests the trend may be down to beautiful shots of the Cotswolds countryside on the show.

August 2021: Clarkson's Farm fans are queuing up for two-and-a-half hours to get inside his Diddly Squat Farm Shop.

Oxford Mail:

Visitors are flocking to the store from across the UK with two from Yorkshire saying: "We wouldn't have come if he hadn't put it on the map."

Two men visiting from Peterborough tell ITV: "We saw it on TV obviously and love Jeremy Clarkson, so I thought we'd head over and have a look and took the dog with us."

September 2021: Jeremy receives an angry reception from villagers - and complains of getting 'the finger' - as he hears complaints about the impact of his Diddly Squat Farm Shop on the community at a closed meeting in the Memorial Hall in Chadlington.

He says he could give locals VIP passes to the site and promises a speeding crackdown  but villagers remain divided over 'nuisance' tourists and his latest plan for a restaurant.

October 2021: Jeremy Clarkson submits plans to build a 50-seat café/restaurant and 70-space car park at Diddly Squat Farm.

In the planning application to West Oxfordshire District Council his team say Diddly Squat is ‘facing an acute reduction in the Basic Payment Scheme’, a government subsidy, which is currently being phased out.

Oxford Mail:

“It is reasonable for a farm business to investigate ways to replace this income with on farm diversification to create new income streams or expand existing enterprises," it says.

Jeremy Clarkson is named the NFU’s 2021 Farming Champion of the Year at the Farmers Weekly Awards for his work in publicising the realities of the industry.

November 2021: Jeremy's neighbour launches a legal battle against his plans.

Painting restorer Hamish Dewar, who claims he was called a 'moron and busybody' by the presenter, says he fears his picturesque village is turning into a 'Jeremy Clarkson theme park' with neighbours afraid to speak out in case they appear in one of the journalist's columns in the Sunday Times.

December 2021: Jeremy's social media reveals the shop will be closed through January and February. Some disappointed fans say they were already planning on visiting after the New Year.

“Noooo!!! There goes January’s visit!” one fan comments. “January plan down the pan then,” another says. “So bummed. We had planned to visit on January 4,” a third gutted fan writes.

Filming is well under way for Season 2 of Clarkson's Farm.