Jeremy Clarkson quips ‘accident-prone’ co-star is ‘responsible’ for Suez Canal crisis

Being a show that always consists of journey world wide, The Grand Tour was hit exhausting by the coronavirus pandemic as ever altering guidelines restrictions led to difficulties travelling overseas, particularly in case you’re an enormous movie crew. But Jeremy Clarkson, 60, introduced the fan-favourite show was lastly again filming exterior of the UK, as restrictions start to ease off now that Covid vaccines are being administered in numerous international locations to fight the lethal sickness. And in true Jezza fashion, he jokingly implied that the present Suez Canal crisis is right down to none apart from his co-star, Richard Hammond.

The large container ship referred to as Ever Given stays wedged sideways throughout one of many world’s busiest commerce routes, after makes an attempt to dislodge it over the weekend failed.

The container vessel, which is the length of 4 soccer pitches and one of many world’s largest, is inflicting enormous tailbacks of different ships and blocking thousands and thousands of {dollars} in commerce because it ran aground Tuesday (23 March) final week.

Obviously conscious of the frantic efforts to refloat the 200,000-tonne cargo ship, Jeremy referenced it in his newest column for The Sun, and revealed that The Grand Tour had been in Egypt on the similar time.

“You could also be to listen to that, in the end, the Grand Tour workforce is again out on the planet making exhibits,” he penned.

“We have been in Egypt final week, making an attempt to get from Port Said, on the Mediterranean, to the small village of Abu Sultan, on the Red Sea.”

He went on to explain the alternatives of autos he, Hammond and James May selected to be able to embark on their journey, and strongly implied that one in every of his co-stars may need had one thing to do with the crisis.

“I selected a dune buggy and went by the desert, James May used a steam practice and went by Saudi Arabia,” he continued.

“And the accident-prone Richard Hammond took command of a container ship referred to as Ever Given and tried to make the journey utilizing the Suez Canal.”

It comes after the previous Top Gear star has been concerned in a good few dramatic crashes throughout his presenting profession, some accidents of which have left him close to loss of life.

Among many smaller crashes, followers will bear in mind his first notable catastrophe was again in 2006, when he flipped his Vampire dragster whereas travelling over 288mph after its proper tyre blew.

The TV star was left in a coma for two weeks after the near-fatal accident.

11 years later he made headlines as soon as once more, as he was concerned in one other horrific accident in 2017 when the supercar he was driving in Switzerland flipped and burst into flames.

Speaking to and different media, Richard revealed the explanation why he thinks he is so accident-prone.

He stated: “I’ve had a variety of accidents. We all three must be truthful as a result of we’re asking issues of automobiles and autos they usually’re not usually requested to do and generally issues go fallacious.

“I appear to have had essentially the most critical accidents, I believe it is right down to boyish exuberance on my half.

“And maybe an absence of capacity or frequent sense so I do not know!”

The presenter then went on to joke about how he has been “fortunate” to return out safely.

Richard continued: “I’ve been fortunate with a couple of of them. Various bits of me are held along with metallic and I creak a bit now.

“But I’ve at all times run and tried to maintain fairly match in order that helps.

“Plus, I’m fairly small, I’m not a really tall man you most likely do not know that it is a well-kept secret…

“But I’m solely 5 seven so I’m solely just a little fella which implies there’s much less off for me to interrupt, and that is my benefit. It’s an evolutionary factor.”

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