With The Grand Tour Presents… Lochdown merely weeks away from its release on Amazon Prime Video, presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are beginning their PR rounds. It begins with the trio playing a game of guessing what Scottish phrases really mean, something they should be quite good at considering they’ve recently spent some time in Scotland recording the upcoming Grand Tour episode.
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While Jeremy has the most experience asking questions in front of cameras after the success of his quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, it’s Richard who is reading out the Scottish phrases to his fellow presenters. Fortunately for us, he reads them out with a pretty good Scottish accent, too. Y’know, to get into character.
Scots That Mean is the name of the game, and it begins with “is the cat deid”. While it sounds like you’re asking if your pet is deceased, it actually means ‘your trousers are too short’.
Soon after, May surprises himself by getting one correct. “I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug” Hammond reads out as May answers almost immediately, “I’ll give you a clip round the ear”.
Hammond is almost as surprised as James is for getting it right.
This newly found confidence continues with James scoring three to Clarkson’s two by the end of the video.
Does this make you excited for the upcoming episode? It’s certainly got us ready for it!