Monday 11 December 2017

WATCH: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke... with a twist

Jeremy Clarkson took James Corden for the ride of his life
Jeremy Clarkson took James Corden for the ride of his life
Jeremy Clarkson took James Corden for the ride of his life

Helena Horton

Presenters of Amazon Prime's new show 'The Grand Tour' joined James Corden for his now-famous Carpool Karaoke segment on 'The Late Late Show'.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May took part - but the segment had a surprising twist.

Instead of driving James Corden to work, the presenters had to drive him in laps round a race track, answering questions. For every wrong answer, an extra second was added to their lap time.

Mr Clarkson was getting all the questions right, until he left one out. Corden asked him: "Do you miss Top Gear?".

Mr Clarkson replied: "Oooh, ask me about idiots and politics."

James May was more slow than Clarkson at driving - but faster at answering Corden's questions - but Hammond got the most questions wrong, as well as having to move the seat forward.

The Grand Tour comes to Amazon Prime in November, and executive producer Andy Wilman told waiting fans what to expect during the Edinburgh TV Festival.

While revealing the video content, he emphasised: "This is not a trailer but I put something together to show we have been busy. We have been going around the world with big ambition in the films."

Of hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May, he said: "Like them or loathe them, they are still doing their thing."

May can be seen with his arm in a sling and Mr Wilman revealed: "He fell over the night before filming, coming out of a pub.

"He rang me up and said 'I've broken my arm'. His car was automatic so we stuck him on Eurostar, pumped him full of drugs and left him to it.

Jeremy Clarkson took James Corden for the ride of his life
Jeremy Clarkson took James Corden for the ride of his life

"He did more damage to it because he had to keep on going but he's falling to bits anyway. We are not in Usain Bolt territory with that body."

Footage also shows the trio racing Maseratis, a Rolls Royce and a Porsche, as well as Clarkson on a jetski.

In a scene that drew big laughs, Hammond woke up in the front seat of a car to find himself flying and yelled: "What the f--k? You bastards!"

Mr Wilman also revealed the Grand Tour is presented within a huge, travelling tent which was Clarkson's idea, but makes the logistics difficult.

He said: "He saw True Detective where there is a baptist meeting in a tent. He's unemployed, he watches a lot of box sets. He said: 'We will move it around, we will be rootless."'"

He said the logistics of filming in a tent that travels around the world "do his f**king head in" saying: "You have to get 300 people in it, you have to stabilise the floor, it's made of special material if it rains.

"But we do like the look of it, it's the grand tour age of travel, it's steamship-ish. It looks better than us, it's quite classy."

He confirmed the deal with Amazon has committed them to 12 shows a year for three years, saying: "That means Jeremy has to get in a low slung car in three years and then get out of it. I want to be there to see that.

Telegraph.co.uk

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