Speaking ahead of the release of the second series of the hit farming show, The Grand Tour host said Cooper “deserves every bit” of his success, although still has a lot to learn. He explained:
“He’s got a bit to learn about TV still but, yeah, he’s massively successful, and rightly so. He deserves every bit of it. He’s very hard working, entrepreneurial, and clever.”
The former Top Gear host went to to explain how Kaleb hasn’t changed with his new-found fame and what is keeping him so grounded. Clarkson continued:
“The thing about Kaleb is that he was born in Chipping Norton and, as we know from the first series, he’s never left it. He’d never been on a train, he’d never been in a taxi, he’d never been on any kind of boat. He’d certainly never been airborne. And he still doesn’t really leave Chipping Norton.
“Everyone’s seen the TV show, but they still just see him doing his business as usual, so his life hasn’t changed. Maybe if he went to Los Angeles and people were coming up to him in the street, then that would be a surprise to him. But he isn’t going to Los Angeles or London or Nice. He doesn’t have a passport.
“What tends to affect famous people is when they get recognised when they’re in Sydney or Moscow. They go to African villages and start thinking, ‘I’m so famous, I must find someone to make me a cup of coffee.’ But Kaleb just sits on his tractor – rarely more than a stone’s throw from where he’s always lived.”
Cooper is returning Clarkson’s Farm for the second series alongside Gerald Cooper, “Cheerful Charlie” Ireland, and Clarkson’s partner Lisa Hogan. Prime Video also confirmed towards the end of last year that filming has already begun on the third series of the show.
CLARKSON’S FARM SERIES 2 LAUNCHES FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2023 ON PRIME VIDEO