Jeremy Clarkson’s Life-Threatening Grand Tour Fear: “Four People Died Near Us” | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that The Grand Tour may undergo a format change. Ahead of the release of their latest Carnage A Three special, Mr. Clarkson spoke about what fans can expect and if that could lead to longer term changes in the series. He said: “We’ll see how this one [series] is received, but there are plans to do something similar again. âBut for now, we can’t wait to start doing more big overseas trips again.
âSo, it’s tricky because everything is so fluid right now.
âIt takes six months to plan an overseas trip for us, and who can know what’s going to happen in six months?
The Grand Tour has won over millions of fans thanks to the trio’s ambitious trips and stunts.
But it almost ended badly during their 2019 special filmed in Vietnam.
Mr Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May were hit by a monsoon in Vietnam as they rowed one of the world’s most dangerous seas – where four people had just died.
Mr. May had to be rescued when his boat was flooded by crashing waves, so the producers pulled them out of the waterfall.
They were then crossing the dangerous South China Sea.
Speaking of fear, Mr Clarkson said in 2019: ‘It turned out that four people were killed just inches away from us. This is about the only time health and safety has made the right decision.
“Of course I was fine, but May had to abandon the ship because the crew’s boats filled with water.”
Speaking on his Drivetribe channel, the former Top Gear host added, âIt was an incredibly dramatic ending, which was entirely accidental.
âThe end we had planned, for which we had spent hundreds of thousands of pounds, which we had been chasing for months, did not happen.
âDue to the conditions, we just couldn’t finish [the shoot] but because of the conditions, we had one hell of an end – an amazing end. “
Mr. Hammond is no stranger to life-threatening accidents.
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âThey stuck me to a backboard. As the helicopter started up, I said, ‘I need a phone to call my wife.’
“So they bought me one. ‘Mindy, you’re gonna see this on social media pretty soon. I just need you to know here that I checked my own head. I can remember. the date and so on. So, okay. There’s nothing that won’t get better.
“But I don’t want to start over. There would be a loss of sense of humor. It would be disrespectful.”
Mr Hammond was asked if he had ever thought about stopping his driving stunts after the big accident of 2006.
He replied, âI didn’t consider quitting. No. I have worked in broadcasting for 33 years and have been incredibly lucky. My work has given me everything. So I wouldn’t stray from that.