He may have encountered many obstacles in his bid for a restaurant at his Oxfordshire farm, but Jeremy Clarkson has explained why he wanted an eatery in the first place.

It has been no secret that a restaurant has been on his agenda for a while now.

But he has not had his own way with a hearing for Mr Clarkson’s planning appeals for Diddly Squat Farm taking place in West Oxfordshire District Council’s offices in Witney this month. 

The former Top Gear presenter and star of Clarkson's Farm on Amazon Prime has been appealing the council’s decision to refuse permission for a car park and the forced closure of his restaurant near Chipping Norton.

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Late last year, the broadcaster was ordered by the district council to shut a pizza café he had been running at his Chadlington farm shop, with officials claiming it breached planning laws and was having a "significant impact" on the community.

There have also been some reports that Mr Clarkson may have given up on his dream for a restaurant - claiming to have been "thwarted" by an enforcement notice.

But writing in his latest Diddly Squat book, Mr Clarkson explains how running a restaurant would be "fun" as he reaches the twilight years of his life - or as he put it "as the clock ticks down to zero".

But Mr Clarkson admitted he "has no clue" how to run a restaurant himself despite having all the ingredients to do so.

Writing in Diddly Squat, 'Til the Cows Come Home, Mr Clarkson issued a plea for anyone who would be able to help him run an establishment.

This is of course if he was granted planning permission which is not proving straightforward for the celebrity. 

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Mr Clarkson said: "I want a kitchen full of pies and gravy and wipe-down chairs and Bad Company on the stereo.

"And everyone exchanging bewildered looks when someone asks for the transgender lavatories."

Mr Clarkson has come under fire this weekend for his comments towards women by Carol Vorderman who he singled out in his Sun column.

It is not the first time he has been criticised for his attitude with Meghan Markle also being on the receiving end of one of his controversial writings last year.