There’s always been something a little rock’n’roll about the original Top Gear crew – and now Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are releasing their inner rocker once more, by paying homage to one of the greatest bands of all – The Beatles.
It looks like Clarkson and co are in Cambodia filming the new series of The Grand Tour. While in the town of Siem Reap they posed for a picture with the infamous Pub Street sign in the background. The photo is highly reminiscent of The Beatles cover for their iconic Abbey Road album.
It looks like the trio are off filming the fourth season of the show, which said goodbye to its studio audience at the end of the third series. Other destinations on their next round of adventures include Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.
They are not the first – and they will not be the last to emulate George, Paul, Ringo and John’s slow walk across the pedestrian crossing. The site has become a London tourist attraction.
In fact, back in 2014, fans gathered to play music and take pictures to commemorate the taking of the original photograph.
But there is something about Clarkson, Hammond and May’s stance that suggests it might not just be the classic Abbey Road cover that the men are paying homage to. Their outstretched arms are very reminiscent of Genesis’ dance routine in the 1999 hit I Can’t Dance.
The original Top Gear team have history with Genesis. Clarkson used the band’s music repeatedly to torture Hammond during a trip through India.
Clarkson is also a big fan of the band – and has previously revealed that the first CD he plays in any new car is Selling England by the Pound, Genesis’ 1973 studio album.