Jeremy Clarkson Plans To Film The Grand Tour Without Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond was lucky to escape with his life after suffering a crash during filming.

The Grand Tour Jeremy Clarkson James May Richard Hammond logo
The Grand Tour Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are ready for action. Image Picture Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed his plan for finishing the next series of The Grand Tour without Richard Hammond.

Hammond was involved in a horrific accident while out filming the new run of the Amazon motoring programme recently, but the second series of the show is still going ahead.

The presenter flipped a supercar going down a steep hill in Switzerland, before managing to crawl, unaided, out of the wreckage shortly before it burst into flames.

The presenter suffered a broken knee, which will stop him from driving for the series. However, Clarkson has a plan to complete filming without him.

“Many of you have been asking if Hammond’s broken knee will affect the filming for season two of the Grand Tour, and the short answer is yes,” Clarkson revealed in a post on his blog DriveTribe

Richard Hammond in hospital
Richard Hammond The Grand Tour star in hospital Image DriveTribe.com

 “As I write, James May is sitting in the hell hole that is Gatwick Airport waiting for a budget airline to take him to a shoot that Hammond should have been doing,” he added.

The second series of the show, which has proven incredibly popular since launching on Amazon last year, will need to be totally re-written.

However, Clarkson is confident of working things out in time to put the show together in time for an air date later this year, and he doesn’t think we should be feeling that sorry for Hammond after the accident either…

“I’ve been up since dawn, rewriting all of the scripts and ideas we had to accommodate the fact that Hammond can’t drive for the next few months,” he wrote.

“Meanwhile, he is lying in a bed in the Swiss Alps, while pretty nurses attend to give his every need, and give him drugs.”

Clarkson and co-presenter James May feared the worst after Hammond suffered the crash, which bore similarities to the crash he suffered in 2006.

The Grand Tour returns later this year.

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