After his huge crash during the latest episode of The Grand Tour, James May has spoken out to the press, including Grand Tour Nation, on how he feels always being the one that has “discomfort” during filming.
The Our Man in Italy presenter broke his rib during the crash and was taken to the hospital where he endured a number of scans. Fortunately, that was the extent of his injuries, but he was quickly pushed back into filming the next day as his Mitsubishi Evo was repaired.
Talking about his feeling during this time, James admitted that he feels he goes through more than his co-presenters Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson.
“I noticed the other day when I was thinking about it that I quite often end up putting up with more discomfort than the other two.
“On the boat one I put up with more discomfort, in Madagascar I did because I spent half the time covered in s**t and things because I was in that cage so yes, that’s just sort of par for the course really.
“It’s not going to go down as one of the worst accidents in history.”
He did however admit that Richard Hammond has had worse incidents:
“Richard Hammond has much bigger ones and I didn’t suffer from going through the ice apart from getting very cold,” he said.
“But I was listening to a programme on the radio where people break the ice and go ice swimming in the Thames and in the Humber Estuary and things like that, apparently it’s very good for you and it’s good for your complexion and it’s good for your circulation so there you go it was a health retreat.”
He further explained the effects the crash had on the rest of his filming, admitting “there are far bigger problems in the world”.
“To be honest, if if you’re driving around in a car, it’s not particularly arduous.
“The most uncomfortable bit for me was that after I bent the car, the heater didn’t work anymore, so I had to keep a big coat and a big jumper on.
“But, hey, there are far bigger problems in the world. I think we can probably keep doing it until one of us just dies and that might be quite soon when you look at the three of us, Jeremy especially.
“I don’t think the actual nature of the filming will stop us. We’re not doing cave diving or we’re not attempting to play international football, where our age would count against us.”
He then commented on the future of Prime Video car show, admitting that it will be a long time before they bring the show to an end:
“I know somebody who’s in his 90s who is still driving around in his car quite happily and that’s what we do drive about in car.
“So I think we’ll be able to just keep going until somebody tells us to stop because they’ve had enough of us.”