Come rain or shine! Jeremy Clarkson dons sunglasses and carries a camouflage umbrella as he joins racegoers at Cheltenham
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Jeremy Clarkson appeared in high spirits as he arrived at Cheltenham this morning, donning a camouflage-print umbrella for the unpredictable English weather.
The presenter, 62, looked prepared for whatever the skies may bring on Gold Cup day as he sported a pair of sunglasses for the outing.
In contrast to the extravagant feathers and tweeds of the day, he kept it casual with a navy suit worn over a matching cardigan and blouse, carrying a newspaper along.
The columnist opted for suede brogues to tie the look together as he made his way to enjoy the festival’s spectacular grand finale.
Other eager revellers – including Zara Tindall and Jade Holland Cooper – were determined to go all out, donning sophisticated ensembles on the festive day.
Jeremy Clarkson appeared in high spirits as he arrived at Cheltenham this morning, donning a camouflage-print umbrella for the unpredictable English weather
Many opted for chic tartan suits and fur-lined coats to keep out the early Spring chill, while others opted for St. Patrick’s Day themed costumes.
The Gold Cup is the jewel in the crown of jump racing, and racegoers ensured they stood out from the crowd for the popular event by wearing gorgeous country chic looks or bright green outfits to celebrate March 17th.
The historic society event, which dates back to the early 19th century, has unveiled a new ‘inclusive’ dress code this year, which organisers hope will make spectators feel ‘confident and at-ease’ for their visit.
But despite dresses, heels and hats no longer being mandatory, glamourous guests have still opted to pull out all the fashion stops for the annual event.
Jeremy – whose umbrella appeared to be a new purchase with the tag still attached – was all smiles as he was pictured chatting with other attendees, amid his ongoing planning row with the council.
Meanwhile, the former Top Gear presenter has also invested in a new beer trailer to serve his flagship Hawkstone lager.
He is already challenging the local council’s decision to shut down a restaurant he opened on Diddly Squat Farm in Oxfordshire – and now it appears the star has been forced to get creative to bring in much needed revenue.
Farmhand Kaleb Cooper shared a photo of the new ‘mobile bar’ on Instagram – with a photo showing a grey trailer with pink paint over the roof.
The presenter, 62, looked prepared for whatever the skies may bring on Gold Cup day as he sported a pair of sunglasses for the outing
In contrast to the extravagant feathers and tweeds of the day, he kept it casual with a navy suit worn over a matching cardigan and blouse, carrying a newspaper along
Jeremy – whose umbrella appeared to be a new purchase with the tag still attached – was all smiles as he was pictured chatting with other attendees
The columnist opted for suede brogues to tie the look together as he made his way to enjoy the festival’s spectacular grand finale
While it’s not clear what permissions Jeremy will need to set up the bar on his land, generally planning permission does not need to be sought for temporary structures that are used for less than 28 days a year. He already sells alcohol in his shop so may not need an additional alcohol licence.
Jeremy has regularly butted heads with West Oxfordshire District Council, which has also refused him permission for him to extend the shop’s car park in May last year.
His struggles have prompted some local councillors to call on officials to go easy on the star, with Liam Walker – a Conservative member of Oxfordshire County Council – suggesting he was being treated differently from other developers.
‘Jeremy is Marmite and he knows that,’ he told MailOnline.
‘Of course the council will say all planning applications are taken at face value but I do wonder if some of my council colleagues came to it with a predetermined view.’
It comes as camera crews were pictured on the property in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, to record more episodes of his popular Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm.
What a laugh! Mike and Zara Tindall couldn’t help but smile as they posed up a storm at the final day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
British fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper showcased her style prowess in a pink houndstooth longline coat and matching trousers
Elsewhere, the fashionista posed up a storm with her Superdry co-founder husband Julian Dunkerton at the racing event
The controversial TV star – who faced criticism for his column about Meghan Markle earlier this year – seemed to be in good spirits as he left his farm shop with partner Lisa Hogan.
Kaleb Cooper, who is one of the fan favourites on Clarkson’s Farm, was also spotted on site and posed for photos with fans.
The filming comes after it was revealed teenage workers at Diddly Squat have to wear bodycams to record abuse directed at them from angry locals over the influx of visitors.
But villagers who support Diddly Squat farm have described it as the ‘crown jewel’ of sustainable living as they pleaded with their local council to allow expansion plans.
A two-day Planning Inspectorate meeting continued today to consider proposals by the 62-year-old former Top Gear presenter to extend the car park on his Oxfordshire farm plot to accommodate 70 vehicles.
The plans are opposed by West Oxfordshire District Council on the grounds that it would encourage more visitors to Diddly Squat farm – which sits between Chadlington and Chipping Norton – adding to traffic problems.
WODC has also said allowing more vehicles would further disturb the tranquillity of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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