THE Grand Tour will burst again on-screen for a 60-minute coronavirus particular in Scotland.
Jeremy Clarkson, James Might and Richard Hammond will entrance the observe as much as Madagascar’s A Large Hunt, full with muscle vehicles and caravan tows amid the beautiful Edinburgh surroundings – and all completed whereas adhering to coronavirus lockdown guidelines.
The Grand Tour will return with a inventive coronavirus particular filmed in ScotlandCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Sparse particulars have been launched by Amazon Prime present bosses, but The Grand Tour‘s government producer Andy Wilman has revealed to the BBC: “We have been attempting to think about completely different choices, and the place we ended up was we simply shot one just lately up in Scotland, a sort of mini coronavirus particular, which will probably be 60-odd minutes reasonably than 90.”
The marginally-condensed episode, set to air in 2021, began taking pictures in Scotland in September.
The trio arrived in Edinburgh driving three giant American vehicles, with Jeremy in a blue Lincoln, James in a pink Cadillac and Richard in a inexperienced Buick.
After their extravagant entrance into the nation they have been noticed finishing a drag race within the south of Scotland.
They arrive in Edinburgh driving three giant American vehiclesCredit score: YouTube
Frontman Jeremy Clarkson might be seen in a blue LincolnCredit score: YouTube
Richard Hammond follows shut behind in a inexperienced motorCredit score: YouTube
Following full-throttle stints in vehicles with iffy brake techniques they headed to a storage to pimp up their rides for the subsequent race.
James’ car was accessorised with facet exhausts whereas drag tyres ensured Jeremy’s Lincoln regarded the half.
In Atholl Palace Lodge in Pitlochry, the trio swapped excessive octane racing for a caravan tow, earlier than switching up their vehicles for 3 fully completely different American motors.
Whereas taking a pit cease within the Hebrides, Jeremy took to his Instagram web page to disclose points he was having with COVID safe eating on-set.
James’ pink Cadillac is pimped up with facet exhausts later within the Amazon Prime collectionCredit score: YouTube
Present bosses have revealed the episode – seen right here in the course of filming in September – will probably be 60minutes lengthyCredit score: YouTube
This included him munching his bacon with a plastic fork, which promptly shattered.
He advised the Instagram video: “I broke that fork on my small piece of bacon, then I broke this one, so this time, very gently … it’s the final fork.”
He then burst into peals of laughter because the three-pronged cutlery shattered – leaving his bacon and two eggs untouched.
The COVID safe scenes are set to air within the weeks after The Grand Tour: A Large Hunt, set in Madagascar.
Jeremy, 60, was seen in matches of giggles in a Scottish cafe throughout his COVID eating expertiseCredit score: jeremyclarkson1/Instagram
The particular, which is launched on Friday December 18, sees the trio journey throughout the difficult roads of the East African nation in the hunt for pirate gold.
Speaking of the present’s future after filming the COVID particular, James May advised the BBC: “I’m conscious of ageing, and maybe the necessity to develop up, now I am within the second half of my 50s.
“However I believe we’ll do it for a bit but as a result of, to be trustworthy, folks need us to, and it might be incorrect of us to disappoint them.
“However finally one in all us goes to snap, sure. In all probability me. I am fairly fragile, actually.”
The present will observe the upcoming Madagascar episode, to be aired this monthCredit score: AMAZON PRIME
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He beforehand recalled the harrowing second he, his co-hosts and the present’s crew witnessed a girl strolling by way of a small village together with her wrists sure by wood shares.
Troubled by what he saw, he defined that nobody may give them context as to why the lady was compelled into the medieval torture gadget, which hasn’t been used within the UK as a type of punishment since 18th Century.
He mentioned: “That was disturbing. No person we have been with may clarify to us what that was. It didn’t appear to be a stunt or a carnival ritual or any of these types of issues, it did really genuinely appear to be a girl in some type of shares.”