James May says The Grand Tour trio met in individual for the primary time since lockdown just lately and is also relocating their motoring adventures at house for the close to long term.
The Grand Tour of Britain doesn’t have reasonably the unique ring to it in their standard settings (like Madgascar, Mongolia or Malaysia), however May mentioned they needed to be life like about making the programme whilst COVID-19 nonetheless had a grip at the global.
“The effects of lockdown on making TV shows is that we have to retract our ambitions for travel,” he advised The Sun. “It’s now not simply, ‘Can we get on an aeroplane and go somewhere?’ however, ‘Are we going to be able to do anything when we get there?’
“We need to talk to people and it’s an enormous crew with all our kit plus ten or 15 vans. It’s very difficult and we don’t want to compromise it. It limits the places we can go.”
May believed Amazon Prime Video, house to The Grand Tour, would have the same opinion about ready ahead of making plans any longer unique specials. So that suggests the deliberate epic Grand Tour of Russia is off? Da.
Instead the trio of presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and May may well be making the following episodes in Britain and Ireland.
He mentioned: “We can have to just accept that in case you’re in Britain or America, us being in Cambodia or Africa is unique, however for our audience in the ones puts us being in Ireland could be unique.
“So maybe we have to start thinking a bit more like that.”
May mentioned there have been all types of “lovely places” they might trip to in the United Kingdom and you may “struggle” to seek out portions of the sector higher having a look than Scotland, Cornwall, Dorset, Wales and the Ring of Kerry in Ireland.
“Whenever we make the Grand Tour, and it was the same on Top Gear, it’s about the subject first and the story, then we make it fit somewhere,” he mentioned.
May printed that lockdown was once the longest length he’d spent clear of Hammond and Clarkson for the reason that get started of Top Gear. “Three glorious months — it was just amazing. I think that’s why I’m so fit and healthy at the moment, not having the stress of having to deal with them,” he mentioned.
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