Kaleb Cooper has become the unlikely star of former Top Gear frontman Jeremy Clarkson’s new series Clarkson’s Farm, thanks to his honest, outgoing personality and close relationship with Clarkson.
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Clarkson’s Farm star Kaleb Cooper has vowed never to leave the countryside despite having a million followers on Instagram.
The 23-year-old from Chipping Norton has dubbed London “f****** awful” after finding fame alongside Jeremy Clarkson on his hit Amazon Prime show.
Kaleb has become an unlikely star in the former Top Gear frontman’s new series, thanks to his honest, open personality and close relationship with Clarkson.
The Oxfordshire native is often seen dressing Jeremy up and saying that he will never leave his beloved country life, despite the success the show has brought him.
Speaking to The Times this weekend, the farmer, who apprenticed for four years at a cow farm before moving to Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Ranch to drive a tractor, recounted that the furthest place he could go. He has come from his hometown of London.
He explained how he’d been three times and hated it, describing it as “terrible”.
And Kaleb said fans could forget him even further as he doesn’t even have a passport and recalls having a “nosebleed” when he visited Stow-on-the-Wold recently – how Chipping Norton 18 miles away.
Fans have fallen in love with Cooper, who welcomed baby son Oscar into the world last year with his partner Taya and his confidence in letting the brave Clackson run for the money.
This pair of amateur farmers established themselves as a favorite TV couple as the show watched them learn to manage Clarkson’s 1,000-acre Diddly Squat farm in Oxfordshire.
The 23-year-old’s often-confrontational relationship with his co-star has been a favorite with fans as they have seen Clarkson refer to him as a “country asshole”, while Kaleb considers his boss a “idiot” for spending pounds. 40,000 on a Lamborghini tractor.
Kaleb told the publication he was actually the man in charge of everything at ‘Clarkson’s Ranch’, insisting: “I’m the boss. It’s Kaleb’s Ranch, secretly.”
Kaleb continued: “He is useless. I tried my best. I’m still trying.”
But he also admits that Jeremy has gotten better at using a Lamborghini tractor, admitting that “it’s a really tough job, but you just have to have a knack for it. You are a farmer or you are not a farmer. “
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The humming noises on their screens aren’t just for show. Talking about his co-star, Kaleb said: “He never listened to me. I told him to do one thing and he did the exact opposite. I was very upset when he messed up. It is genuine product. ”
He said he was never threatened by Clarkson because “I know what I’m doing and he doesn’t”.
But beneath the occasional clash is a real friendship and partnership, as Kaleb reveals: “We just laugh all the time, our jokes and our sense of humour are very similar. He is a great chapter. “
The former Top Gear presenter shunned showbiz to try his hand at agriculture, after he bought land in Oxfordshire in 2009 and managed the farm himself three years ago when the farm keeper died.
Jeremy has made headlines in recent years due to his controversial comments, but he seems to have turned a new leaf as he embraces his new life as the a farmer.
The show has won critical acclaim for the series, shedding light on the plight the farmers face in Covid-19 epidemic.
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