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Jeremy Clarkson says he's had a 'year of total disasters' after backlash to Meghan rant

Jeremy Clarkson says it's been a 'year of total and absolute disasters' - and not just because of the furious fallout to his vile Meghan Markle rant.

The outspoken 62-year-old has detailed his struggles ahead of the second instalment of Clarkson’s Farm on Prime Video.

Jeremy is back in his wellies and revving up the tractor ahead of the show's return and he says it's been a challenging 12 months.

The former Top Gear presenter wrote in his newspaper column that he wanted the Duchess of Sussex to be "paraded naked through the streets" where he "dreams of people throwing lumps of excrement at her".

Jeremy has a big regret - buying cows (Getty Images)

He added: "Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way".

Both he and The Sun have apologised - and it lead to question marks over the future of Clarkson’s Farm.

The TV star says he emailed the Duke and Duchess on Christmas Day to apologise and say his language in the column had been “disgraceful” and that he was “profoundly sorry”.

In an interview ahead of the programme's return next month, Jeremy accepts it's been rough time - but mainly because of his cows.

He said prior to the controversy: "You put cows in a field. They keep the grass down.

"They turn the grass into manure, effectively. And then you keep them in a very small area of the field, so they eat every bit of grass and cover every square inch with faeces.

"The next day you move them, and you put hens where the cows were, and the hens eat the worms out of the cow s***, and then trample the cow s*** and their own s*** into the fields.

"So, you fertilise it using natural stuff, rather than chemical nitrates, which is what you used to do.

He said he dreamed of seeing Meghan "paraded naked in the street" where people could throw excrement over her (Getty Images)

"I thought: “Right! Well, I’ll get some cows.” But I don’t know anything about cow farming. Literally nothing at all.

"It’s been a year of total disasters on the cow front. Absolute disasters, because I didn’t know anything.

"I shouldn’t have had cows. It was a mad thing to have got."

The series, which will follow another year in the life of Diddly Squat Farm in Chipping Norton, sees Clarkson return as the amateur farmer with big ideas.

An event earlier this month to promote the show was cancelled last minute (Getty Images)

In his attack on the royals, Jeremy also claimed that Prince Harry was once a dim but fun-loving guy but Meghan's "vivid bedroom promises [turned] him into a warrior of woke", adding that she was now controlling him like a glove puppet.

His comments have been widely slammed, both from other celebrities and members of the public who are astounded by the inflammatory views shared by Jeremy - who has two grown-up daughters.

Clarkson’s Farm series 2 launches on Prime Video on Friday February 10.

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