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Jeremy Clarkson 'Worried' About Farming Future For Kaleb Cooper

Jake Massey

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Jeremy Clarkson 'Worried' About Farming Future For Kaleb Cooper

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that he's 'worried' about the future of his farming assistant Kaleb Cooper.

The pair made for brilliant viewing in Amazon Prime Video series Clarkson's Farm, which followed the opinionated broadcaster's attempts to farm 1,000 acres of land in the Cotswolds.

Clarkson is a self-professed 'fish out of water' in this environment and watching young Kaleb disgustedly b****ck him for his shoddy work was a joy to behold.

However, Clarkson is concerned about the future for hardworking British farmers like Kaleb, claiming the Government's neglect of the industry is forcing people like him off their land, in what the 61-year-old has compared to 'ethnic cleansing'.

Clarkson has sticking up for British farmers. Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Clarkson has sticking up for British farmers. Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "Kaleb's fantastic but it worries me how he'll ever be able to afford his own farm.

"He's up against hedge fund managers now who don't necessarily want to farm it."

Clarkson has backed a campaign by the National Farmers' Union (NFU) which is calling on the Government to commit to not letting Britain's self-sufficiency in food production slip below its current level of 60 percent.

The former Top Gear presenter said the current level of self-sufficiency was 'right at the bottom of the end of where you want to go, I think it should be much more like 80 percent, we're capable of it, we've got the right climate, we have the right soil, we could easily do it'.

Speaking earlier this week at an event in Westminster hosted by the NFU, he said: "We can't see the Germans coming across the Channel or the Chinese, but we still maintain a significant air force, army and navy.

"Surely if you're going to maintain that level of defence to protect us, you would want to protect our food supply."

Clarkson wants the Government to commit to keeping Britain's self-sufficiency in food production at or above 60 percent. Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Clarkson wants the Government to commit to keeping Britain's self-sufficiency in food production at or above 60 percent. Credit: Amazon Prime Video

He continued: "It should be as much encouragement as possible from the Government to the farmers to actually get it back up a bit.

"It's like saying if we had no army, and no navy and no air force, chances are we're not going to get attacked - but we might.

"If you're thinking about the country as a whole and looking after the people in it, you have to look after the farmers who provide the food."

Clarkson himself turned a profit of just £144 ($197) in the first series of Clarkson's Farm, hence he named his farm shop 'Diddly Squat Farm Shop'.

However, people have flocked there in their masses since the show aired, and fans will be excited to see how he and Kaleb get on in the second series.

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Topics: Celebrity, Jeremy Clarkson

Jake Massey
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