James May’s car ‘ends up inside a restaurant’ after a prank by co-hosts on 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 is set to get pranked by his The Grand Tour co-host Jeremy Clarkson in the upcoming special. The TV presenter, 60, who was born in Bristol, is joining his former Top Gear co-stars for the latest instalment of the motoring travel show, which will see them head out on a road trip through Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Former Top Gear host Jeremy has claimed that their pranking has reached new levels in the upcoming special as he reveals that James May’s car ended up inside a restaurant.

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)

This Amazon special, named ‘Eurocrash’, will be the second episode in the fifth series, and according to the Evening Standard, will see them “sample Soviet-style Formula 1, come under attack from deadly archers, recruit a famous racing driver and take part in a spectacular Fast and Furious climax.”

Jeremy, who was forced to step down from Top Gear after a bust-up with a producer, explained the reasoning behind the pranks in the upcoming episode. He said: “If you’re driving on roads and staying in hotels, as we did here, that means you get to the hotel in time for a drink.And then obviously, after a couple of drinks, ideas come to mind and so, James’ car ends up inside the restaurant, as a result of the drink."

Co-presenter, Richard Hammond, 53, revealed that James added “profoundly embarrassing” sound effects to his car.  He said: “He rewired it so that when I hit the brakes, it sounded a bell and when I used the indicators, it sounded a variety of sirens.

“The worst was when I put the roof down or up, it loudly broadcast a message in the local language which suggested I was impotent.”

Jeremy Clarkson initially worked alongside Richard Hammond in 2002, when they fronted BBC motoring show Top Gear together with Jason Dawes. However, the following year, presenter, Jason Dawes was replaced by Bristol-native, James May.

The trio then went on to present the series until 2015, after Jeremy left, Richard and James followed. They then reunited, the following year, to create their first two-part special The Grand Tour, for Amazon Prime.

The Grand Tour: Eurocrash will be available on Prime Video on Friday 16 June.