Star in a reasonably pissed state!
GIN-SWIG HAMMOND HAD TO BE LOCKED IN A HOTEL ROOM SAYS JEZZA
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.