Star in a rea­son­ably pissed state!


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TV PRE­SEN­TER Jeremy Clark­son says co-host Richard Ham­mond was so PISSED they had to lock him in his ho­tel room.

The Grand Tour kicked off to rave re­views on stream­ing ser­vice Ama­zon Prime but Jeremy, 56, said the glossy pro­duc­tion is not that glam­ourous be­hind the scenes.

While pro­mot­ing their new show, Jezza said Richard, 46, drank so much gin they had to lock him in his room.

He re­vealed: “When the in­ter­view trail had be­gun in Los An­ge­les – or San Fran­cisco – sev­eral weeks ear­lier, Ham­mond had filled him­self so full of gin he had to be locked in his ho­tel room.

“James May and I, mean­while, had to spend a whole day in a dark­ened closet, be­ing in­ter­viewed by a con­veyor belt of hacks.

“And if you ask me to name my favourite car, I’m go­ing to stab you in the eye with my Biro.”

The for­mer Top Gear pre­sen­ter was fa­mously sacked from the BBC show af­ter a ‘fra­cas’ with a mem­ber of the pro­duc­tion team. SOBER­ING THOUGHT: Ham­mond and Clark­son

And the petrol­heads signed a multi-mil­lion pound deal to front Ama­zon’s new show, The Grand Tour.

It sees them travel the globe test­ing out cars and tak­ing the fa­mil­iar Top Gear for­mat along with them.

Each episode is said to have a bud­get of £4.5mil­lion, with the over­all bud­get be­ing £160mil­lion.

Episodes of the new show are re­leased ev­ery Friday on Ama­zon Prime’s on­line stream­ing ser­vice.

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