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Kaleb Cooper admits 'Clarkson's Farm' fame was 'unexpected': 'I just turn up to work to do my job'

Kaleb Cooper found TV stardom through the hit farming series with Jeremy Clarkson credit:Bang Showbiz
Kaleb Cooper found TV stardom through the hit farming series with Jeremy Clarkson credit:Bang Showbiz

Kaleb Cooper "didn't know what to expect" when he started filming 'Clarkson's Farm'.

The 25-year-old farmer found TV stardom when he became Jeremy Clarkson's sidekick on Amazon Prime series 'Clarkson's Farm', which follows the former 'Top Gear' host and his team as they build the Diddly Squat farm in the Cotswolds- and explained that he simply turns up to work to do his day job and believes the success of the show lies within the friendships seen on screen.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', he told stand-in host Christine Lampard: "I didn't know what to expect, to be honest, I'm not an actor, I'm not on television and I'm just being for myself. That works for me because I just turn up to work, do my day-to-day job and get filmed while doing it. I didn't know what to fully expect when we started but it turned out to be a great success and hopefully, we're highlighting the farming industry. I think we work really well together, we're good friends on and off camera. Yes, we argue quite a bit but if we argue one minute then two minutes later we're fine!"

Kaleb – who is touring the UK with his show 'The World According To Kaleb' at various theatres in February and March – is known for his love-hate relationship on screen with Jeremy and joked that his co-star is "slowly getting there" in terms of skills on the farm but revealed that he has suffered significant hair loss since teaming up with Jeremy for the show.

He added: "He's slowly getting there and I'm not going to say he's the best because it hurts to say anything good about him but since working with him I've lost 34.4 percent of my hair. Very precise.

"Unfortunately, actually, I've got a hair section on my tour, when we were filming series two of 'Clarkson's Farm', we were filming in the restaurant and as I had the perm, it was so dry and I didn't have time to moisturise it and therefore it statred cracking off so I went back to this cut to hopefully play it safe and grow it back, but who knows?"