Jeremy Clarkson on why girlfriend is in charge of new home decisions: 'There’s a trick'

It’s been five years since Jeremy Clarkson, 60, blew up his house in a spectacular stunt for The Grand Tour, to make way for his new six-bedroom Cotswolds mansion. Situated on a 312-acre site the presenter bought in 2012 for £4.25 million, it’s now time to choose the interior for each room, and it seems he’s more inclined to let his girlfriend Lisa Hogan, 47, choose everything – without putting up an argument.

Let your girlfriend make the decision, and then don’t argue

Jeremy Clarkson

Sharing his thoughts in his recent column for The Times, the telly star admitted he’s already run into problems choosing designs for the inside of his Chipping Norton mansion which he’s called Diddly Squat Farm.

After losing his mind over the thousands of different smokey yellow colours for the hallway, it was picking furniture out that left him fearing life itself.

“What terrifies me most of all, though, is that when, eventually, I settle on bare plastered walls and shelves made from scaffolding planks, I shall have to start thinking about furniture,” he penned.

“And washing-up bowls. And vacuum cleaners. And corn-on-the-cob forks.

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Jeremy Clarkson on why girlfriend is in charge of new home decisions: 'There’s a trick'

Jeremy Clarkson opens up on new home with girlfriend and why he lets her make the decisions (Image: GETTY)

Jeremy had a run in with his local parish council about his farm shop

Jeremy believed interior choices were best left to his other half (Image: INSTAGRAM)

“And a juicer so that visiting vegetarians have something to play with.”

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host went on to reveal he’d usually pop to John Lewis to grab anything he needed and was utterly distraught when he read they could be in trouble.

“Last week it announced that eight stores are closing, including what we used to call Cole Brothers in Sheffield,” Jeremy recalled.

“That’s where my mum used to take me, in the Volvo, when I needed some new school shoes.”

The presenter was distraught when he read John Lewis may be in trouble

The presenter was distraught when he read John Lewis may be in trouble (Image: GETTY)

Jeremy and Lisa have been dating since 2017

Jeremy and Lisa have been dating since 2017 (Image: GETTY)

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He added that department store made shopping bearable for him.

“The staff, because they were all partners in the company, were well motivated, everything was sensible, and sensibly priced, and I always ran into someone I knew, who always suggested we adjourn to the nearby Colbert café for a spot of lunch,” he reminisced.

“And now there are very real fears that it’s all teetering on the brink of collapse.”

And while he is inclined to order from Amazon due to his employment with Prime, he confessed he gets confused converting the imperial measurements in my head into the metric units the website needs.

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“Which is why I recently ended up with a rug that was a hundred million millimetres long,” he sighed.

“The idea, then, of buying all the furniture for my house without ever actually seeing it, or sitting on it, is completely alien.

“And how do you choose a knife and fork without holding them in your hands and feeling the weight?”

After the stress and pressure that comes with decorating a brand new house from head to toe, the presenter revealed his top tip.

“There’s a trick to this, if you’re interested,” he signed off his column.

“Let your girlfriend make the decision, and then don’t argue.”

Jeremy has been reconstructing the property for his latest Amazon Prime reality show I Bought The Farm, which is due to air soon after countless setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More: Hollywood News

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