In a column for the Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson has detailed James May’s two crashes during the filming of the upcoming Grand Tour episode. Calling every crash during the Prime Video show “alarming”, The Clarkson’s Farm presenter continued to outline what happened during the Norway Special, dubbed, A Scandi Flick.
“In the latest episode of The Grand Tour there’s a big and alarming crash,” he penned.
“There’s always a big and alarming crash in The Grand Tour of course, but this one was different because the person who was gingerly lifted from the wreckage by paramedics and carefully driven to hospital in the back of an ambulance was not Richard Hammond. It was the slowest driver in the history of motoring – James May.”
Clarkson once again confirms that he did break his rib, but his bad luck didn’t end there as he crashed once again in a later part of the episode after James had rejoined Jeremy and Richard Hammond. The two presenters had continued without him, but thanks to him only spending a night in hospital where he received a number of scans, he was able to continue the trek alongside them “a couple of days later”.
“Having expressed his displeasure at being left in the field, so to speak, he crashed again,” Clarkson revealed. “This time not into a cliff face but through the ice and into a frozen lake.”
“It’s strange, and it’s something the three of us talk about quite a lot. How, when we are travelling individually or with our families, do we get from A to B without incident – but as soon as we are all together, all hell breaks loose and there are fires and smashed ribs and headlines in the Daily Mail?”
We can’t wait to watch The Grand Tour when it’s released later this week, but until then, we’re loving the small bits of information we’re gathering from the presenters as they relive their journey.
The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick is released on Prime Video on Friday 16 September.