FORMER Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is embarking on a new journey taking sick sheep to their deaths on his show Clarkson’s farm.
The 61-year-old burst into tears as he became overwhelmed with emotion after he drove three ewes to an abattoir for them to be put down.
Jeremy made the decision to end their life in the second instalment of his new show that follows his life as he embarks on being a farmer.
It comes after he was told that three of his ewes would be unable to breed healthy lambs, and as he doesn’t class them as pets, he was advised to have them killed.
Speaking to those at the abattoir, Jeremy looked uneasy but decided to kill them regardless.
Driving the animals to their death, he said: “I don’t know what to say or think about this mission this morning.
“I’m a sheep farmer, this is what sheep farmers do, they take their animals to make, they take them to the abattoir.”
In chilling and upsetting scenes the ewes were led out of Jeremy’s trailer and into a pen.
Appearing as a voiceover, Jeremy told viewers: “What I really needed were a few soothing words telling me that what I was doing was the right thing.”
However, that’s not what Jeremy got as the man in charge of the abattoir told him: “It’s a shame because they’re nice sheep aren’t they?”
Looking annoyed at the camera, Jeremy explained: “They can’t breed and they can’t be with a flock. I’d deliberately haven’t given them names, not out loud anyway.”
Jeremy was then taken to a shed to fill out forms to confirm he wanted his sheep killed.
On leaving the shed, the star told workers at the abattoir that he wanted to say one last goodbye to the ewes but was met with some rather upsetting news.
Jeremy told the boss he was going to say bye before the abattoir owner informed him that they were already dead.
He then cried in the car, telling viewers the sheep had been on his farm for three months.
“The sheep had been on my farm now for three months, for most of that time they had been a nightmare,” Jeremy said.
He continued: “And for all of it they’d been ruinously expensive. But these belligerent, sex mad, illness machines had brought a lot of joy to the farm.
“I’d grown to love having them around. And there was one more surprise in store.”
Jeremy’s emotions didn’t last long as he was then filmed eating the meat of his dead ewes for dinner.
Clarkson’s Farm is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.
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