A non-league football team is using a celebrity connection to promote its next fixture.

Chadlington Football Club, which is Jeremy Clarkson's local team, is sponsored by Diddly Squat Farm and featured in episode three of the hit series Clarkson’s Farm Season 2.

In the show Mr Clarkson and his partner Lisa Hogan were seen attending the first match as sponsor of the team.

Chadlington FC took on Chadlington reserves and won comfortably.

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Tweeting a video of the clip, Chadlington FC captioned it: "You’ve seen them on TV, now come along and watch them play! Wednesday 24th May at Moreton-in-Marsh. 7.30pm kick off."

Mr Clarkson started to sponsor the club in November 2021 and admitted in the latest series of Clarkson's Farm it was to gain the support of Chadlington residents opposed to his burgeoning farm shop.

He said in the show: “If I was going to win over the village, I would need a much grander gesture. So I thought of one…

“Diddly Squat.... sponsors of Chadlington Football Club.”



Chadlington Football Club said when the sponsorship was announced: "As a local employer and nationally prominent business it is great news for the village that the Farm is supporting the football club and their generosity is greatly appreciated."

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The team also tweeted a picture of themselves in their new kit, saying: "What a smart looking bunch! Thanks to Diddly Squat Farm and Jeremy Clarkson for the support!"

Diddly Squat Farm Shop replied on Facebook: "Eat your heart out Ryan Reynolds" - referring to the Hollywood star who bought Welsh club Wrexham with Rob McElhenney.

Replicas of the Chadlington FC shirts are sold online by Diddly Squat Farm Shop.