James May admits to having a ‘terrible time’ when filming Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour: Eurocrash

The Grand Tour: Eurocrash is the latest motoring special from James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond
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James May admits to having a “terrible time” when filming the latest Grand Tour special. The TV presenter, 60, who was born in Bristol, is joined by co-stars Jeremy Clarkson, 63, and Richard Hammond, 53, for the new Amazon special, which is now available to stream.

The trio are up to their usual antics in the latest show, which sees them tackle a 1,400-mile trip from Gdansk in Poland, through Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. However, not all of the hosts seemed to enjoy the experience when filming for the show.

James told the RadioTimes, that filming for Eurocrash proved to be more challenging for him, than it did for either Jeremy or Richard. He said: "Well, I continue to say one of us has a pretty terrible time. The other two are basically on holiday.”

James May’s car end’s up inside a restaurant on The Grand Tour: Eurocrash. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)James May’s car end’s up inside a restaurant on The Grand Tour: Eurocrash. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
James May’s car end’s up inside a restaurant on The Grand Tour: Eurocrash. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

He added: ”There are a couple of small disasters and there’s one quite dramatic one but I shouldn’t tell you what it is yet."

When the former Top Gear presenter was asked whether the car choices were interesting in this special, James revealed that in hindsight he may not have made the best choice when it comes to vehicles, for the latest adventure.

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May attend a screening of 'The Grand Tour' season 3 held at The Brewery on January 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May attend a screening of 'The Grand Tour' season 3 held at The Brewery on January 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May attend a screening of 'The Grand Tour' season 3 held at The Brewery on January 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

He explained:"It particularly wasn’t the case for me, to be honest, but it was sort of my own fault, because I bought that car so I had to stick with it. It’s a bit like getting a dog from the rescue centre, once you’ve committed you’ve got to stick with it."

The 60-year-old also revealed that viewers can expect to see a couple of breakdowns from the trio, he explained: "Yes, somebody’s car, well, actually two of the cars break down, but one of them breaks down more than the other.”

"Let’s be honest, my car was very old and wasn’t a particularly good idea when it was new. It’s a very bad one, now because that was 70 years ago, 80 years ago," he added.

When asked about the highlights of the new Amazon Prime adventure, James joked: “Getting to the end." The co-presenter added: "Most of the highlights of the trip, I missed the highlights of the other two things like the second biggest Jesus, and the famous BMW camp. I missed all that. So no, I don’t really have very many highlights."

The Grand Tour: Eurocrash is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.