Car-loving TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson appears to be repeatedly ridiculing teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Mr Clarkson, of Top Gear fame, recently gained planning approval from West Oxfordshire District Council to build at his Diddly Squat Farm near Chadlington.

But when he is not working on his latest TV car show The Grand Tour for Amazon, or running his farm, he has taken time out to criticise Ms Thunberg.

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He recently blamed the climate activist for 'killing' the car show. 

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The 16-year-old has become a leading figure in the fight against climate change, but The Grand Tour host thinks she is responsible for young people losing interest in shows like the one he fronts. 

He told The Sun: "Everyone I know under 25 isn’t the slightest bit interested in cars – Greta Thunberg has killed the car show.

“They’re taught at school, before they say ‘Mummy and Daddy’, that cars are evil, and it’s in their heads."

He previously labelled Ms Thunberg a 'spoilt brat' who should go back to school.

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In his latest remarks he told iNews that he does more for the environment than she does. 

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The presenter also admitted he has disagreed with his daughter over his criticism of the 16-year-old campaigner.

In a series of interviews to promote the new series of his Amazon Prime car show, Mr Clarkson claimed to be carbon neutral.

He told iNews: "I’m the most carbon neutral person there is. I’m a farmer, I plant woods, thousands of trees every year. So I’m not taking a lecture from Greta Thunberg.

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"I can drive as many Range Rovers as I want because I’m completely carbon negative."

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He added: "She’s an idiot because scientists will solve this, and nobody is going to solve it by running around and going on strike and not going to school, because then you’re not in your science lessons, so she’s a fool. I know you lot don’t think she is, which is fine."

Mr Clarkson's new farm project faced objections by villagers earlier this year, who feared it could deter trade from local businesses. 

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But in the end planners approved the scheme, also giving the go-ahead for a 10-space car park, associated landscaping and 'occasional film-making'.

A condition of the farm shop approval was that it can only sell produce grown on site or from local West Oxfordshire producers.