‘He’s pretty c**p’ James May takes brutal swipe at Jeremy Clarkson over farming venture

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    Jeremy still managed to struggle with a forklift truck despite working with some heavy-duty farming equipment over the past two years for his new solo show, Clarkson’s Farm. Jeremy, James and Richard Hammond are returning to Prime Video this Christmas for a France-inspired edition of The Grand Tour, which involved some risky business with a huge trebuchet.

    Jeremy still managed to struggle with a forklift truck despite working with some heavy-duty farming equipment over the past two years for his new solo show, Clarkson’s Farm. Jeremy, James and Richard Hammond are returning to Prime Video this Christmas for a France-inspired edition of The Grand Tour, which involved some risky business with a huge trebuchet.

    James recently spoke to Express.co.uk and revealed the Top Gear trio took several hours to load up the giant catapult to unleash havoc on the south coast.

    The motorists hoped to fling a car Francewards over the White Cliffs of Dover, but their calculations failed them and their four-wheeled projectile plummeted into a nearby shed.

    Before the car could be launched, however, Jeremy was given the task of loading the massive device with a forklift.

    His co-star James claimed the process took a few hours and had to be thoroughly condensed in the editing room.

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    “Arming it, yeah, it did take a long time,” he recalled.

    The other presenters also had to perform some tricky manoeuvres to make sure the trebuchet was ready, but James placed most of the blame on Jeremy.

    He explained: “Jeremy, given that he’s made a farming programme, and he’s supposed to be able to use all those lifters and things, he’s pretty c**p at that.”

    James went on to admit he also had some trouble with his own tasks during the loading procedure.

    Thankfully, James’ frustrating experience with the cherry picker wasn’t quite as detailed as Jeremy’s forklift fiasco.

    “The whole set-up, I can’t remember, it probably took a few hours,” he added.

    In the last two years, The Grand Tour has shifted towards extended specials, giving the presenters a chance to work on their own solo projects for Prime Video.

    Despite his experience filming Clarkson’s Farm, James was surprised by how long his co-star took to get to grips with the forklift’s equally tricky controls.

    “Obviously that’s great to be condensed for television because it would become very boring,” James said.

    “But of all that, I think the greatest incompetence was exhibited by Jeremy Clarkson, yes.”

    James also revealed he’s still waiting to hear on the outcome of destroying the barn, so it seems the Grand Tour has gotten away with yet another mishap in their latest special.

    The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois will be released on Friday, December 17 on Amazon Prime Video.

    Published at Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:02:01 +0000

    ‘He’s pretty c**p’ James May takes brutal swipe at Jeremy Clarkson over farming venture