James May discusses his ‘disappointing’ reunion with Clarkson and Hammond from The Grand Tour
JAMES MAY, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond have reunited for a fresh new The Grand Tour special, which was filmed in Scotland, but James has admitted that the reunion was “disappointing.”
On July 30, Amazon Prime Video will release The Grand Tour presents: Lochdown, in which James, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond travel to Scotland. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the three was limited to the United Kingdom and hadn’t seen each other in “months” before filming began. However, James teased that their reunion wouldn’t be as happy as you may think.
James was asked by this website and other media how it felt to see Jeremy and Richard again.
“As usual, fairly disappointing,” James remarked. “I’m trying to remember how long it’s been since I last saw them.
“After the first lockdown was loosened, we had one socially separated outside meeting.
“I hadn’t seen them in months, but nothing had really changed,” she explained.
“It’s one of those,” he said, “where it feels a little like somebody you knew in high school.”
“You don’t see them for years, but when you do, you’re still telling the same jokes and reminiscing about the same things.”
“You’ve got your own set of buzzwords and phrases that you’re all familiar with.
“We’ve been doing it for so long that we could do one every year for the next ten years and still hit the appropriate notes.”
“We won’t live another ten years,” he remarked, “but hypothetically, if we did, I think we’d still be able to accomplish it.”
During the production of the Scotland special, the former Top Gear host was asked if there were any “fallouts” between the trio.
“No, we don’t really fall out significantly as a rule; we simply bicker and snipe at each other,” James replied.
“However, our lives in Scotland were rather confined because we couldn’t leave our bubble.”
“Wherever we slept, it was usually part of a hotel that was closed, but they opened and disinfected a bit for us, and presumably disinfected after we left.
“We couldn’t go out, we couldn’t socialize with the people, so we had to stay in.”
“Unfortunately, we had to sit and talk to each other all night, but we made it.”
Jeremy, James, and Richard enjoy 1970s American vehicles in the Scotland special. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”