Clarkson’s Farm – Who Is Kaleb Cooper, Jeremy Clarkson’s Sidekick?


Clarkson’s Farm is here… almost. We’ve seen the trailer, and from that fans have had a burning question. Who is Kaleb? Who is this man who can rip Jeremy Clarkson a new one without him batting an eye? Well, Grand Tour Nation got to talk to this man of mystery alongside other press. Here’s what we know.

When Jeremy Clarkson contracted out his farm to someone living in a local village, Kaleb from Chipping Norton worked on the farm under a number of roles. When Clarkson took control of the farming himself, Kaleb came on as a tractor driver, but really he was a lot more than that for The Grand Tour presenter. He acted as a voice of reason, a knowledgable mentor, and someone who could kick Clarkson down for doing something stupid. He’d do all of this while matching Clarkson in humour and entertainment.

Read My Review Of Clarkson’s Farm Here

How Did Kaleb And Jeremy Clarkson Meet?

I asked both Kaleb and Clarkson how their partnership came to be.

“We needed a tractor driver for the series and we looked everywhere,” says Jeremy, “I said ‘I tell you what, you could look at the guy who’s actually doing the tractoring here now anyway.’ So we got Kaleb and I think you’ll all agree he’s good on television. He knows his stuff, he’s young, he’s got bad hair – everything was right. Well he’s had his hair done today because he knew he was going on…”

“I haven’t had it done! It’s the sun bleaching it,” Kaleb argues.

What Was It Like Working With Jeremy Clarkson?

Another member of the press asked what it was like to be working with Clarkson on something so vast. 

“You’ve adapted to the farming life as well and you love it as well,” Kaleb told Jeremy. He replied, “I do. I adore it.”

“It makes the day 10 times easier when two people enjoy something and can work together,” explained Kaleb.

Jeremy nods: “He does give me a hard time but I quite like that. It’s a good working relationship. It’s good working on the farm and it’s good working on TV. You were here anyway so it’s not even forced.”

Why Doesn’t Kaleb Like Working With Sheep?

“Anything with sheep, I’m not interested in. Cows I am.

“I did four years as an apprentice on a cow farm and I can do everything in a cow world. With sheep, I don’t understand why people try to make any money, find it enjoyable and not get so stressed you lose your hair.”

HE looks at Jeremy who’s sat beside him: “You probably found that out when I said ‘don’t get sheep’ and you bought sheep.”

Jeremy replies: “I should have listened to you,” before Kaleb asks him to repeat himself for added emphasis.

Does Kaleb See A Future In TV?

With Kaleb being such a natural alongside a seasoned TV veteran like Clarkson, this was a question I was very interested in asking.

“That’s a very big question and I’m not really too sure how to answer that. In terms of TV, I’ve loved it. I picked it up so quickly and the crew we had here – I got on with them so well. The camera man is here now laughing going ‘yea, yea, yea’.

“Personally I would love to [do more TV] but as long as it’s included in the farming side of stuff. I wouldn’t want to do anything that isn’t farming.”

Jeremy starts laughing at the thought of Kaleb joining the cast of Love Island, which Kaleb quickly shoots down: “No, not Love Island! Maybe I’m A Celebrity. I’d be good on that. But I’m not sure to be honest. We’ll see what the future holds.”

Clarkson’s Farm launches on Friday 11th June 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.

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