It’s safe to say that the beginning of 2016 was dominated with reports that the new version of Top Gear, fronted by Chris Evans, was facing new struggles and setbacks on what seemed to be a daily basis. Now it has been revealed that original Top Gear trio, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, weren’t having a much smoother ride whilst filming their new car programme, The Grand Tour, with it being revealed that May almost died during film. Speaking about his close encounter, James explained: “I thought I would drown.
According to Jeremy Clarkson, it’s because it made all those balding, middle-aged blokes watching at home feel better about their bad teeth expanding waistlines. “What worries me most is that everyone is expecting Avengers Assemble, that people think we’ve made something between the new Star Wars movie and Iron Man. “It is just three middle-aged men doing what they’ve always done – drive cars around corners, shout, fall over, belittle each other, bicker.