Jeremy Clarkson has admitted he’s worried for his Clarkson’s Farm co-star Kaleb Cooper’s future in farming, after finding fame on Amazon Prime.
Clarkson, 61, has been sharing his experiences running Diddly Squat Farm with his fans on his show. It was renewed for a second series recently.
He is worried that the government and wealthy city traders will make it difficult for people like Kaleb to get into the industry.
The 21 year old has become a popular star and is often filmed for selfies, even while he’s grocery shopping.
However Jeremy is fearful for the lad’s future, saying: “Kaleb’s fantastic, but it worries me how he’ll ever be able to afford his own farm.”
He added to the Sun: “He’s up against hedge fund managers now who don’t necessarily want to farm it.”
Jeremy bought the 1,000-acre area of land near Chadlington in Oxfordshire in 2008, but he only started farming it two years ago when the original farmer retired.
Clarkson’s Farm was launched on Amazon Prime in June 2021 and received a lot of attention from viewers. It was renewed for a second season just a month later.
The farm on his land, which was called Curdle Hill Farm, was mainly used to grow barley, rapeseed and what by a local villager, Howard.
It was not very productive so Jeremy renamed it Diddly Squat Farm.
Eight episodes were featured in the first season. Each episode covered different aspects of farming such as sheep, tractors and how to set up a farm shop.
Along with Jeremy, Kaleb and other farming experts, the show features a cast.
Gerald Cooper – no relation to Kaleb – is a master of dry stone walls, which make up the 40 miles of boundaries of the farm.
The 72-year old has a West Country accent that often confuses Jeremy.
Kevin Harrison, a sheep farmer comes in to give Jeremy advice on how to manage his flock. Ellen Helliwell is later brought in by the Grand Tour host to take care of the flock.
Jeremy even brought Lisa Hogan, his girlfriend, to assist him in the farm shop.
There’s also Charlie “Cheerful Charlie” Ireland, who advises Jezza on farm management.
Charlie Ireland is an expert in all things agricultural and government regulations as well as the financial consequences.
Charlie often deals Jeremy with bad news, but does it in such a positive way that he has been likened to a “parish vicar”.
Clarkson’s Farm is available to stream on Amazon Prime
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