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Kaleb Cooper Says He Can't Walk Around Without Being Recognised

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Kaleb Cooper Says He Can't Walk Around Without Being Recognised

Kaleb Cooper, the breakout star of Clarkson's Farm, has said he now can't walk through town without being recognised.

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Cooper, 22, has become an unlikely celebrity after featuring in Jeremy Clarkson's new Amazon Prime series, which sees the presenter trade in fast cars for sheep as he attempts to farm 1,000 acres of land in the Cotswolds.

The farm lies near Chipping Norton, where Cooper was born - and where he's now something of a local star.

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Speaking to the Oxford Mail, he said: "I'm a local chap, I can't walk through Chipping Norton without people wanting to speak to me.

"Now people say to me, 'Are you going to be famous?'"

Cooper used to work for Howard Pauling, who once owned Clarkson's farm.

Credit: Amazon Prime
Credit: Amazon Prime
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"Howard decided to retire and Jeremy said, 'Do you want to farm with me?'" he said.

"It was a bit of a surprise but it turned out to be the best offer of my life."

Cooper explained that filming for the new series took a little over a year.

He continued: "Jeremy bought the farm in 2008 but he never farmed it. Then 18 months ago he decided to take it on.

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"When he told me, I told him to get someone else to do it, come out once a week and say, 'how's everything going?'

"I'm there pretty much every day as well as having jobs on other local farms. I treat that farm like my own farm."

Cooper added: "I pretty much taught him. I was 21 and he was nearly 60 - it's normally the other way round. But he did eventually listen."

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Credit: Amazon Prime
Credit: Amazon Prime

While Clarkson may know a lot about the world of motoring, he's not so savvy about farming - which, as you can imagine, makes for great TV.

Speaking to LADbible recently, Clarkson said even the sheep seemed to sense his inexperience.

He recalled: "So she [the shepherd] said, 'Put your hand in there and see if you can feel a leg'.

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"So I put the James Herriot rubber gloves on, and in I went. She said, 'Can you feel the legs?', I was going, 'No I can't,' she said, 'Go a bit deeper'.

"The sheep's looking at me like, 'What on earth are you doing?'. And then I couldn't feel the head, I couldn't feel anything, and then I said, 'How many holes does a sheep have at the back?'.

"It turns out it's two, and I was in the wrong one. And the sheep - even to this day - every time I go in the field I know which one it is, 'cause it looks at me in a very odd way... She was trying to give birth and was being anally fisted."

Blimey.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Jeremy Clarkson

Jess Hardiman
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