Jeremy Clarkson has opened up to the press, including Grand Tour Nation, about an accident Richard Hammond was involved in during the upcoming Grand Tour episode, Lochdown. During the episode where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May travel through Scotland, Richard Hammond flips a boat he’s driving, resulting in the crew collapsing in laughter.
Jeremy gave his comments on this moment, explaining that it was hilariously funny to watch:
“Richard Hammond falling in the sea – well going upside down again.
“Honestly my knees collapsed when it happened, I was laughing so much, that panicky laughter when you think if you don’t breathe and then you’re going to suffocate.
“Richard was saying after that ‘no one was trying to help me’, nobody could because we were too busy laughing.”
Jeremy continued to explain that Richard forgot to inflate his life jacket, and attempted to “swim in his boots” as the boat sank next to him.
Richard Hammond also reacted to what happened in the same interview:
“Essentially I was pulling a big platform with Jeremy on it on a little tiny fishing boat and I tied the rope to one side and long story short I gave it a little bit of a throttle and it started to rock.
“If it had been a stunt it would have been two days work and stunt coordinators and it never would have been as good. It sinks in about 10 seconds.”
The new Grand Tour episode Lochdown, will be released later this month, Friday 30th July on Amazon Prime Video.
The synopsis of the episode is revealed to be the following:
Confined to the UK by Covid, Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a Lockdown Special to celebrate the great 70s American cars they saw in TV shows as kids, and to find out just why it was, given their Dads were all driving terrible Austin Allegros, that these amazing vehicles never took off in Britain.
At the wheel of a Cadillac Coupe De Ville as driven by Elvis, a Lincoln Continental as driven by Jock Ewing of Dallas fame, and a Buick Riviera as piloted by Clint Eastwood, the three hosts take their iconic Detroit machines on a road trip across the stunning scenery of Scotland. And even though they are on home turf this lockdown journey turns out to be one of their funniest, most action packed and most charming adventures in years.
Along the way they cause chaos on the ancient streets of Edinburgh, enjoy a hilarious, tyre torturing, high octane showdown with Abbie on the racetrack, before heading off to stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American cars ever made. They also find themselves homeless in the Highlands after a series of housing-based crash bang wallop catastrophes, but still find time to use classic muscle cars to put an infamous Pizza Express journey to the test. After receiving a text from Mr Wilman, Richard, James and Jeremy modify their cars and head to the Outer Hebrides for one of their toughest challenges yet. At the far reaches of Scotland, they must build a homemade floating bridge across the Hebridean sea, capable of supporting them and their massive cars on a perilous journey to their final destination.