Is Gerald Kaleb Coopers dad? Clarksons Farm star sets record straight

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Season one of the show was a massive hit for Amazon Prime Video, who announced over the summer that a second series had been commissioned, with production having commenced in late November. While  Clarkson’s Farm predominantly centred around Jeremy Clarkson, Kaleb Cooper, who works as the TV presenter’s assistant, has quickly become a fan-favourite thanks to his witty jokes at his boss, who he’s often showing how farming is done correctly. 

It’s possible, way back, but we’re not immediate family

Kaleb Cooper

And while Jeremy previously deemed him “the star of the show”, fans have also taken a liking to Gerald Cooper, who many viewers believed was related to Kaleb.

Viewers made the assumption purely because the pair share the same surname.

It was even suggested that Gerald was Kaleb’s dad, with one theory being that the shock reveal would be uncovered in the show’s second season.

But in a new interview with the Sunday Times yesterday, Kaleb confirmed that he and Gerald are not related after all. 

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“People always ask if I’m related to Gerald (Cooper),” he said. “It’s possible, way back, but we’re not immediate family. 

“There are a lot of people called Cooper in these parts and we’re all probably related if you go back far enough.”

Despite sharing the same surname, Gerald and Kaleb are simply good friends and colleagues. 

The pair have been working on Jeremy’s Diddly Squat farm for several years, as they help the former Top Gear star maintain his land.

Throughout season one, Gerald left fans in hysterics since his strong dialect left a bewildered Jeremy often struggling to make out what he was saying. 

In an interview with Farmer’s Weekly, the father of three gushed: “I talked to Gerald, who has done the combining on the farm for 50 years.

“He’s such a character, I knew he’d be great on TV.”

Meanwhile, it was just last month when Jeremy admitted he had to call Kaleb for assistance after his tractor malfunctioned, prompting the two front wheels to get stuck in the air. 

He told The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show about the incident, recalling how changing the vehicle’s disk had subsequently left him with a defective tractor.

Kaleb immediately rushed to the scene, but the pair soon realised that fixing the problem was more complex than they expected.

“Weirdly, I bought a piece of equipment — it’s called a disk; apparently, I’ve learned,” Jeremy detailed. 

“It was too heavy, really, so every time you lifted it up, the front wheels of my tractor went into the air, and then it got stuck, so you couldn’t get the wheels back down.”

He continued: “So I had to call Kaleb, and I put him in the box in the front to add weight to it, and the only way I could drive the tractor was by having Kaleb as a sort of bonnet ornament like the flying lady on the Rolls Royce.”

Unfortunately for fans, the incident occurred when the camera crew were not filming for the show.

Earlier this year, Jeremy complained of not having won a BAFTA award due to his close friendship with former Prime Minister David Cameron.

And though he’s won a list of accolades in his career, including his recent win at the British Farming Awards for Clarkson’s Farm, a BAFTA is one of the prizes Jeremy is determined to get his hands on.

Although, he seems somewhat certain that he will never get one.

He told The Guardian: “I’ve done some b****y good shows over the years: a good one on Brunel and some military documentaries.”

“You’d think the Bafta committee might think, ‘We should at least nominate him. Drag him to London to disappoint him.'”

Season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm is slated for a release in early 2022.

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