James May’s new travel show, Our Man In Italy, has already made it to number 1 in the UK on Prime Video. And while fans are going mad for a look at Italy’s rich culture through May’s eyes, a few have spotted something strange on the third episode.
Fans have spotted a “ghost” during episode 3 of the show, which they saw walking through a number of clips.
This made such a buzz on social media that The Grand Tour presenter was forced to give an explanation for what people were seeing:
“My thanks to everyone who has pointed out the ‘ghost’ in ep3 of my new Italy series,” the presenter posted to Twitter.
“Nobody saw it at the time, so it’s either a real ghost or (more likely but also more boring) just a bit of digital file corruption.”
This came after multiple fans asked question about the weird visual oddity:
“In episode 3 of our man in Italy at 35 mins 51 seconds you can see a faded man walking from the left side of the screen to the right side slowly disappearing as he walks.
“Did we just see a ghost on tv? Or was it some editing problem?” someone asked.
Another user questioned the validity of May’s explanation:
“Digital corruption. Hmmm not a chance.
“Maybe if you were recording in analogue. And the editor didn’t notice….
“I think your team are playing silly buggers with you. Can only be added after the fact.
“Or you have a ghost following you. . . . #OurManInItaly”
A third blamed the issue on an editor having a laugh:
“Trolling editor. Once is explainable as a ghost, but three times? Someone’s having a laugh.”
Fans were deep into questioning the reason behind this addition to the episode, with one wondering if it was simply a promotional tactic:
“James, this is a VERY cheeky way to get me to watch your new series.”
James May: Our Man In Italy is the second series of May’s travel show after a successful initial series as he explore the country of Japan. This time, he’s traveled to Italy, beginning his trip in Sicily before making his way up the country to explore the meaning of “la dolce vita”.
From playing Sicilian bagpipes to driving Ferrari’s latest sports car, the Roma, on their famous test track, May is able to sprinkle his humour onto a knowledgeable trip through one of the greatest counties on Earth.