Clarkson's Farm: Gerald already has his own fan account on Twitter

Clarkson's Farm: Gerald already has his own fan account on Twitter

The OTHER star of Clarkson’s Farm: Gerald the dry stone waller who inspired the Top Gear star to launch his show already has his own fan account on Twitter despite an accent so thick many need to turn on the subtitles

  • Farmer Gerald Cooper, who is 72 according to Clarkson, has stolen the show  
  • Clarkson revealed that it was Gerald’s character which inspired the programme 
  • Gerald’s thick West Country accent has seen viewers turn on subtitles 

A dry stone waller who inspired Jeremy Clarkson to launch his new farm show already has his own fan account on Twitter despite having an accent so thick that many viewers have been left needing to turn on the subtitles. 

Gerald Cooper, who is 72 according to the Top Gear star, has stolen the show alongside a younger farm hand Kaleb Cooper, 21, and the pair have won the nation’s heart for not letting outspoken Clarkson get away with any nonsense.  

The Amazon Prime series follows an intense and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer and his team, as they contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic on Clarkson’s farm in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. 

Clarkson recently revealed that Gerald’s funny demeanour inspired him to create the show. 

Gerald Cooper (pictured with Clarkson), who is 72 according to the Top Gear star, has stolen the show alongside a younger farm hand Kaleb Cooper, 21, and the pair have won the nation’s heart for not letting outspoken Clarkson get away with any nonsense

He told Farmers Weekly: ‘He’s such a character, I knew he’d be great on TV.’

Gerald has been combine harvesting on the farm for 50 years and seems to have a constant smile on his face. 

However in one hilarious encounter, Gerald is helping Clarkson to harvest crops but because of his thick West Country accent the Top Gear presenter was unable to understand him at all. 

And in the end some of the crops were wasted because Clarkson couldn’t keep up with Gerald. 

Clarkson recently revealed that Gerald’s (pictured) funny demeanour inspired him to create the show

Gerald has been combine harvesting on the farm for 50 years and seems to have a constant smile on his face

Clarkson told the Oxford Mail: ‘It doesn’t matter if you can’t understand what he’s talking about, because he’s usually talking about Manchester United. 

‘He’s fantastic. We’ve known each other for a very long time. He’s 72, also never been outside the village, but has worked on this farm for 50 years. He’s a great dry stone-waller, which is a dying art.’

Gerald has caused such a stir amongst viewers that he already has his own fan account on Twitter where people can post their favourite clips of him from the show. 

Its biography says it is a ‘fan account for the legend that is Gerald Cooper’.  

Gerald has caused such a stir amongst viewers that he already has his own fan account on Twitter where people can post their favourite clips of him from the show

Gerald has won an army of fans, alongisde young Kaleb Cooper, 21, who despite being a namesake is not thought to be a relation. 

Straight-talking Kaleb Cooper, 21, who is filmed repeatedly giving Mr Clarkson a dressing down during the hit series Clarkson’s, freely admits his millionaire employer ‘really annoys me’ and declared today: ‘I’m the boss really’.

Mr Cooper, who was born and bred in the Cotswolds and hadn’t left the area until the show was made, couldn’t be further from the Chipping Norton set Mr Clarkson is a member of. 

But he has helped the former Top Gear presenter and amateur farmer get to grips with his 1,000 acre farm in Oxfordshire, with the pair becoming an unlikely TV double act.

Speaking today Kaleb told ITV’s This Morning: ‘I’m the boss really. It’s very difficult to work with him – he doesn’t listen to me – but the good thing is he does have a genuine interest in the farming. But yeah he don’t (sic) listen, that’s why you see me shout at him, and I do get genuinely angry when he does make a mistake’.  

Mr Cooper says the star is his boss and his friend, but the show reveals they have a fiery relationship, with Clarkson often causing chaos on the Lamborghini tractor he bought for his fields, and Kaleb sometimes storming off in frustration.

In one hilarious moment in Season 1 of the Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm, Kaleb gives him a dressing down when Jeremy spectacularly failed to get to grips with seeding crops. 

An irate Kaleb yells at him: ‘You’re going to have no tramlines – so when I come to spray it and fertilise it, how do I know where to drive?’

When Mr Clarkson promises to do it ‘properly’ now, Kaleb angrily continued: ‘No, it’s too late. You’re pretty much screwed.

‘You haven’t even drilled it straight. That’s as straight as a roundabout’, he yells, before storming off.

An exasperated Kaleb Cooper, 21, has to deal with one of Mr Clarkson’s farming blunders on the show

Clarkson, known for his fiery temperament that saw him sacked by the BBC for punching a Top Gear producer, says humbly: ‘I’ve learnt my lesson now, I won’t do it again’ before promising to buy his young charge a beer to say sorry. 

The show’s success comes as police were called out after hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans descended on his farm in the hope of meeting him over the weekend. 

And the opening of Clarkson’s popular Diddly Squat Farm Shop has created chaos for villagers who are more accustomed to cows than congestion. 

Locals were left horrified this weekend after pictures emerged of hundreds of cars piling up on nearby roads, causing huge queues for residents. 

Hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans descended on his Oxfordshire farm in the hopes of spotting him this weekend

Chadlington residents were left horrified as large queues formed on the usually quiet country roads in the idyllic Cotswolds countryside

The show’s roaring success – and the opening of Clarkson’s popular Diddly Squat Farm Shop – has created chaos for villagers who are more accustomed to cows than congestion

One wrote on a local Facebook forum: ‘Avoid going anywhere near Diddly Squat farm shop, whole road is blocked again, but worse there are people stopping on the 60mph bend with nowhere to go.’  

Others warned the congestion at the scene was an ‘accident waiting to happen’. 

‘Clarkson will not be remotely bothered. I’m sure he’s laughing at us all from behind the shop till,’ a third person added.

The emergency services were contacted as pictures emerged of hundreds of cars being left at the side of the road.  

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers received reports in relation to congestion on the roads in Chadlington.

‘Officers attended the scene, but no crime had been committed.

‘Our neighbourhood team for the area is aware of the situation.’ 

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