With all the media outlets starting to release their interviews with the hosts of The Grand Tour, it was bound to be Jeremy Clarkson’s turn to give his personal insights in his weekly column on The Sun.
We break down the usual questions and answers
Why did it take so long to launch The Grand Tour after being let go by the BBC in March of 2015?
“My standard answer is that anything involving James May is bound to take an age. This is a man who takes two hours to have a dump.”
From what we could gather, it was the process of getting all the logistics such as insurance, compliance, health, safety and oh ya . . the crew, that took the longest time for the the boys and producer Andy Wilman.
There was also the process of finding a track and then incorporating the process of filming in 4k along with dealing with James May’s infamous broken arm, which actually never was an issue as Wilman threw May on a train as the show must go on!
What locations have The Grand Tour visited for its adventures?
- South Africa
What has been the biggest problem with the show?
According to Clarkson, it’s the problem that Andy Wilman (video below) let us in on a few months ago – the BBC and it’s team of lawyers. Once Clarkson left Top Gear, he also left behind his ideas like The Stig, the cool wall, the reasonably priced call and even James May’s “oh cock!”
What are the best parts of the show?
Obviously, the hyper car test between the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 and LaFerrari is one of the segments most highlighted on trailers, but like Clarkson said in their interview with the LA Times, there was a ton of fun in Jordan at a Special Forces training facility that highlighted their experience.
“Car chases, fast roping out of helicopters, gun fights. We did the lot. Badly. I managed to shoot myself at one point, James May electrocuted his head and Richard Hammond got into a knife fight with a Jordanian special forces giant. Which was the shortest contest in history.”
The column by Clarkson is definitely a great read (remember to keep his voice in your head as you read along), so go check it out here and make sure you let us know what you think.