The Grand Tour presenter and legendary Kaleb Cooper have been wildly praised for their work on the new Amazon Prime Video show where they both shed light on the ins and outs of the farming industry. And last night they were both met with loud applause as they took to the stage.
Taken aback by the clapping, Jeremy turned to his partner and said: “Kaleb I couldn’t have done this without you.
“You are the star of the show (apart from Gerald) but what was great and I’m sure everyone in the room would say the same thing, every farm has a Gerald, every farm has a Charlie, every farm has a Kevin, every farm has an Ellen, every farm has a landowner and every farm has a Kaleb.”
Jeremy was keen to remove himself from his London life, so when the farmer that was using his farm retired, he was quick to take up the mantle. And while fans were expecting a hilarious, but not so serious take on farming, we were all surprised by a brilliant, enlightening series. It quickly became one of the most highly praised shows on Amazon.
James Rebanks, a sheep farmer and author recently commented on what Clarkson’s Farm had done for the industry, compared to Countryfile.
“I can report back from within the farming community: they all loved that programme. They loved it,” he said at the Cheltenham literary festival.
“Ok, he’s clowning around and he plays to that audience, and a lot of farmers are lads that like machines and they would have watched Top Gear and all the rest of it.
“But what they really liked is [that] they have been frankly p—– off with Countryfile for about 30 years because the whole logic of Countryfile is that you can’t make a mainstream, prime-time TV programme about farming because farming is for a niche group of idiots.”
I think we’re all very happy that the show will be returning for a second series next year.