Amazon Prime ‘cuts ties’ with Clarkson after Meghan article

Amazon Prime has reportedly cut ties with Jeremy Clarkson after the presenter’s controversial column about Meghan Markle.

The second series of Clarkson’s Farm will air on 10 February and series one will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Mr Clarkson suffered a huge backlash following remarks he made in his Sun newspaper article that he “hated” the Duchess of Sussex.

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In the article, he wrote that he had dreamed of Ms Markle being paraded through British towns naked and being publicly shamed, adding that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.

The Sun said it was “sincerely sorry” for publishing the article on Ms Markle and it has removed it from its website.

More than 20,000 people sent complaints over the article to the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

The TV-presenter-turned-farmer issued a lengthy statement on his Instagram account, saying he had emailed Prince Harry on Christmas Day, admitting his language was “disgraceful” and that he was “profoundly sorry”.

Insiders have told Variety that Amazon Prime will not be working with Mr Clarkson on new seasons of Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour beyond those that have already been commissioned, meaning there will be no new shows beyond 2024.

Farmers Weekly has contacted Mr Clarkson’s publicist for comment.

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