According to James May, participating in The Grand Tour without Jeremy Clarkson is not an option.
So, Is This a Goodbye?
Following his contentious article about Meghan Markle, it was previously reported that Clarkson was “parting ways” with Prime Video.
According to sources cited by Variety, the streamer would no longer be working with Clarkson beyond seasons of The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm that had already been commissioned.
Prior to the article being taken down from the Sun’s website and the host issuing a formal public apology, Clarkson had made reference to the “shame” scene in Game of Thrones.
Now, May declared that he would not want the storied motor mouth to disappear from the series.
Top Gear Trio is TRIO
“I don’t think anybody would want to see it,” May confessed, “I don’t think they’d want to see any two of us try and carry on the thing that the three of us are known for together.”
The TV celebrity said it would be doubtful and dashed fans’ hopes when questioned about the possibility of the show switching platforms.
“I doubt it. To be honest, I think the really difficult bit in TV, films, showbiz, you know, all that stuff is, is knowing when to stop. And most people don’t.
“Most people keep going until they fly into a cliff….what you should try and do is land it and walk away. And I hope we can do that.”
He added, in jest, that the cast was “knocking on a bit” and that quitting now would be better than later. If so, we are in the lead.
It supports the presenter’s remarks that the series is reaching its “natural end.”
Recently, he spoke with Radio Times: “No one has told us to go away. It’s reaching its natural end, like parties do. There comes a point at 4am when it is over.”
There are still a few more road excursions left for the driving three even though The Grand Tour may be coming to an end.
There’s Still Hope for Fans
The Grand Tour: Eurocrash, which will be released on June 16, will reunite Clarkson, May, and Hammond as they set out on a brand-new journey through Eastern Europe.
The trio travels the 1,400 miles from Gdansk, Poland, through Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia.
As if that weren’t challenging enough, the presenters’, hmm, less than ideal vehicles make their route even more challenging; James May admitted that it was his “worst car” by “miles and miles.”
Intense tasks are also taken on by the trio, including racing Soviet-era F1 vehicles, touring the prison camp made famous by The Great Escape, and changing gears in an epic car pursuit to dodge the world’s deadliest archers.
The Prime Video special, one of the hosts’ last appearances on television, is a must-see for car enthusiasts and others who like to take things slowly.
Starting on June 16, you can watch The Grand Tour: Eurocrash on Prime Video.