Richard Hammond has revealed that there was an “all-out war” between him and co-host Jeremy Clarkson during the filming of the upcoming Grand Tour special: A Scandi Flick, as well as other rows between the trio.
There has been a lot of press around May’s awful crash when he collided with a wall at 75 mph. According to Hammond, tensions were heightened with Clarkson after that. In a recent interview, Hammond was asked if the trio clashed a lot during the filming. He said:
“Oh god, it’s endless! I mean we did get a bit bickery about navigation, because when you can’t see and wake up and discover you’re not where you thought you were, that warrants an argument.
“Also, the arguing and rivalry has ramped up a little bit because James had temporarily incapacitated himself due to rank stupidity, and forgetting where the brake pedal is. Jeremy and I just indulged in all-out war between us, which was great fun!”
Clarkson, Hammond and May have always bickered a lot from what we have always seen on Top Gear and The Grand Tour, and it is partly what makes them so funny to watch. Hammond went to on say:
“The great thing about the arguments and the physical pranks we play on each-other is whenever one of us does something awful to one of the others, your first thought if it’s you it’s been done to is always: ‘Yeah well fair enough, I’d have done the same to you if I’d have got the chance!'”
He also joked about them working together for such a long time, saying:
“[It’s] bl**dy annoying seeing the same daft faces every day”.
The upcoming Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick will be released on Prime Video on 16th September 2022.