THE Grand Tour’s James May have disclosed why the reunion with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond was ‘disappointing’.
The new episode called the The Grand Tour presents: Lochdown filmed in Scotland but the 58-year-old was a little underwhelmed with the final result.
The trio were unable to take their motor travel show outside of the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic and had not seen each other for some time before filming began.
Asked what it was like to see Jeremy and Richard again, James joked: “Well, as ever fairly disappointing. I’m trying to work out how long it was since I’d seen them.”
He added: “We did have one socially distanced outdoor meeting after the first lockdown started to be eased.
“So I hadn’t seen them for months but to be honest, nothing had really changed.”
Despite not seeing each other for some time, the jokes are always flowing between them all and there were no fallouts when they filmed the special.
“You might not see them for years and years but you get together and you’re still telling the same jokes and reminiscing about the same things,” he added.
“You’ve got your little buzzwords and phrases that you all understand.
“We’ve been doing it for so long we could not do one for 10 years, and we’d still hit the right notes.”
Fans will be able to tune in to watch The Grand Tour presents: Lochdown, from July 30, on Amazon Prime Video.
Other than when they were filming, James explained the restrictions in place.
May explained: “But, our lives while we were in Scotland were rather limited because we couldn’t go outside of our bubble.”
“Wherever we were staying it was usually part of a hotel that would have been closed but they opened and disinfected a bit for us, probably disinfected after we’d gone as well.
“And we had to stay in, we couldn’t go out, we couldn’t mingle with the locals.”
The Scotland special will see James, along with Jeremy and Richard, celebrate the 70s American cars they saw in TV shows in kids.
Catch The Grand Tour presents: Lochdown, from July 30, on Amazon Prime Video.