Appearing on The Jonathon Ross Show, the 61-year-old said that the incident meant that he couldn’t ‘walk properly for a week’.
He explained: “I got this thing called a telehandler, it’s like a JCB thing. I thought, ‘I’ll just use its front to push the post in’.
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“It got halfway into the ground and the fence was leaning on it and it flicked back. How it didn’t take my leg off… I didn’t walk properly for a week. This was a quarter of a tonne of fence post.”
Elsewhere in the chat, the TV presenter opened up about making Clarkson’s Farm for Amazon Prime.
Recalling how the programme came about, he said: “It was an accident. I was contractually obliged – I had to make a programme on my own. I thought, ‘I’m slightly bored of Terminal 5. I’ll film at home on the farm’.
“I thought what a lovely programme it would be to try and learn to be a farmer. I genuinely love it out there.”
Clarkson then praised one of the show’s stars, Kaleb Cooper, who he dubbed ‘entrepreneurial’.
He said: “The [farm] shop is a huge success and consequently we’ve had to mow a field near it so people can park there and it’s really a mud bath. Kaleb now goes up and charges people £15 to tow their cars out.”
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