Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb suffer 'biggest ever argument' on show

Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper are back for the third series of Clarkson's Farm
Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper are back for the third series of Clarkson's Farm - and pigs are on the menu -Credit:Ellis OBrien

Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper have had their biggest-ever row on Diddly Squat farm - over a bridge. The new series of Clarkson’s Farm is set to go out on Amazon Prime this Friday - and all was not well on the farm.

As well as big problems with the wet weather hitting the crops the deadly due of Jeremy and Kaleb went head to head in what was described as their biggest-ever argument. Series three of Clarkson’s Farm features Top Gear’s Clarkson, 64, and Kaleb Cooper, 25.

Asked about how they get on Jeremy said: “I struggle to argue with him about farming because he just knows more than I do … but when we do things like trying to repair the dam, that’s construction, and neither of us really know what we’re doing there. So that was one of our big arguments.”

Kaleb replied: “I think in this series we have probably our biggest ever argument. But don’t get me wrong, I love the man. I think when you’re good friends with someone, and you have that amazing chemistry, it makes everything easier. Yes, we can argue, and yes, we can shout at each other but, at the same time, we’re friends. Two minutes after an argument, we can just agree to disagree and go for a cup of tea or go to the pub and have a pint.”

The pair went head to head in a challenge on this year’s show - with Jeremy trying to make money out of 500 acres of the 1,000-acre Diddly Squat that have never been farmed. Jeremy explained: “I bet Kaleb that I could earn more money from doing little projects on unfarmed land than he could from farming 500 acres. So, while he was stuck with the traditional wheat, barley, and arable farming, I started harvesting blackberries, planting mustard, and using tiny little pockets of unfarmed land around the place.”

However the weather took a hand, Kaleb explained: “KC: It was pretty wet over the summer, and we had a very wet harvest, so when you first see us, it’s a bad start. But we changed things up a little bit: Jeremy made me farm manager. I don’t know why he did it this year because I’ve been doing it for the last five years, let’s face it, but I’m farm manager on paper now …

“Jeremy and I have a little bit of a competition where we see who can make the most money – me doing the traditional farming, and Jeremy working on the unfarmed land.”

Jeremy said he tried harvesting nettles and tried to breed pigs in the woods - although they did have problems with the porkers. Jeremy explained: “It turns out that pigs aren’t great mothers as a general rule, but the Sandy and Blacks breed that we got makes for a particularly poor mother.

“The sows were giving birth, but it was always in the middle of the night, and it was bitterly cold. When you’ve got a sow that’s in trouble, you have to help out, and the fact is that (my girlfriend) Lisa’s hands are smaller than mine, so she was the first to say, “It has to be me, it would be ridiculous to put your big old, boxing gloves up the sow”. She went literally shoulder-deep. She did say afterwards at least it was warm up there.”

Clarkson’s Farm series 3 launches on Prime Video on Friday May 3.