The world has gone to pot, witih travel restrictions and social distancing now in place in so many countries. And while this has obviously had severe consequences, one, maybe not so important consequence is the effect it’s had on The Grand Tour. James May was keen to clear things up in a recent interview with The Radio Times.
He begins by confirming that the Amazon Prime car show will definitely be going to Russia for filming as soon as they can.
“I think it’s fairly well-known that we had a big trip to Russia planned, that is on hold for all the obvious reasons,” he admitted.
“It’s all been planned and we can definitely do it when the restrictions lift so nothing is cancelled, it’s postponed.”
May was also keen to cover how the current lockdown had affected their filming in Scotland earlier last month:
“You tend to get a feeling while you’re doing these things and I think we made a good film in Scotland,” he said.
“It’s got some good hijinks in it and it’s an interesting idea – I don’t want to give too much of it away, but I don’t think it suffered for not being somewhere exotic.”
He adds that Scotland, despite being close to home, is a gorgeous place and worthy of such coverage.
“I mean Scotland is an amazing looking place,” he said. “And the weather was obviously pretty diabolical but that would be remarkable if you lived somewhere in the Middle East or the equator because weather that wet is as amazing as weather that hot! It doesn’t worry me.”
Later this month we’ll see James May become a celebrity cook as he takes on a new Amazon-based show called ‘Oh Cook!’. Here, he’ll be cooking up all sorts of meals and proving that you don’t need to be a cullinary master to make some good food. You can watch the trailer below:
He also had a point… “Well let’s be honest it’s much better without the other two in it,” he jokes. “I think they’re just holding me back!”