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Farmer Kaleb Cooper Explains How He Met Jeremy Clarkson

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Farmer Kaleb Cooper Explains How He Met Jeremy Clarkson

Farmer Kaleb Cooper has explained how he first met Jeremy Clarkson.

The young chap has become somewhat of a celebrity in a matter of weeks, racking up almost 150,000 Instagram followers since the release of Clarkson's Farm.

The Amazon Prime Video series sees Clarkson trade in expensive cars for costly sheep as he attempts to farm 1,000 acres of land in the Cotswolds.

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The show has gone down a treat with viewers - and many think it is Kaleb who steals the show, with his charming idiosyncrasies and regular b********gs of Clarkson.

Kaleb has been hailed a 'star' by viewers. Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Kaleb has been hailed a 'star' by viewers. Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Explaining how he went from your regular farmer in Chadlington to a low-key national treasure, Kaleb told radio show David Prever's Breakfast Club: "Jeremy bought the farm in 2008 and I worked for the chap who contract farmed it.

"I worked there for three years before the chap I worked for said 'I'm retiring,' and I said, 'Don't worry, I'll set my own business up in the meantime and I'll be fine.'

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"By that point Jeremy came up and said, 'I still need someone to farm the farm, would you be interested? You know every name of the field, every acreage of the field, you're the perfect person to keep farming it.'

"And I said, 'Absolutely I'd love to farm your farm,' but instead of having the top man there I was the top man."

This was huge enough for the fella - but then came another bombshell (as Clarkson would say).

Kaleb explained: "All of a sudden this TV crew came up and he [Clarkson] said, 'Do you mind if we film this as well? We think you would be an amazing character for it.'

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"I said, 'Absolutely, I don't mind.'"

He continued: "It was a bit strange, everyone I worked with was lovely, I can't stress that enough. They are amazing.

"Working with them was definitely interesting, the majority of them had come out from London and they didn't really know about farming and mud and all of that."

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It sounds like the crew had a lot in common with Clarkson then, who admitted he knows nothing about farming. Indeed, his ineptitude is central to what makes it such good telly.

Clarkson told LADbible: "It's like when I lift the bonnet on a car. It's all just witchcraft, I have no idea what's going on.

"If I put you on a farm and said, 'Right, run that', nobody has a clue. You go and buy a loaf of bread, you have no idea, no idea how it was made. None of us do... Definitely a fish out of water is what I was."

You can read more about the series - and why Clarkson won't be growing weed on his farm - here.

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Jeremy Clarkson

Jake Massey
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