Richard Hammond had the police called on him after his poor parking skills were caught on camera, however it turned out out he was filming for a Grand Tour stunt.
The star was shooting the latest series of Amazon Prime Video show when he was captured by Crickhowell, Wales, locals as he forced a maroon Renault people-carrier into a tiny space.
When he wasn’t able to get in, he started forcing it – cramming the car into the parking spot on a residential road, damaging the cars on either side of it as he did so.
The grey Citroen Saxo and a second grey Renault didn’t stand a chance as they were crammed in.
Shocked residents quickly called the police as the incident unfolded, only to discover that they had been pre-warned there was filming going on in the area.
One passer-by told WalesOnline: ‘It was a terrible piece of parking. But just the thing a lot of us would like to do when you can’t find a space big enough.
Richard Hammond was having a nightmare trying to park (Picture: Wales News Service)
Richard was spotted walking off (Picture: Wales News Service)
‘The three cars involved were all quite old so it wouldn’t have caused too much damage.’
Richard was then seen climbing out of the car as if nothing was wrong and walked off.
A new series of The Grand Tour is expected to arrive later this year (Picture: Wire Image)
While his ability to parallel park may be somewhat to be desired, the latest series of The Grand Tour is officially underway – so at least there’s some positive news come out of the whole thing.
A Grand Tour special set in Scotland is due to arrive later this year, which was filmed in between lockdowns last year.
Richard previously spoke about the new special on Good Morning Britain and teased the future of the series, saying: ‘There’s another special coming up and we managed to get one done.
‘I mean, it’s difficult going anywhere because obviously it’s about travel and that’s been off the cards. But there is another one coming out later on this year. I don’t know when though.’
The Grand Tour is available on Amazon Prime Video.