RICHARD Hammond has confirmed his future on The Grand Tour amid the shows ‘real peril and discomfort’.
今月後半, the trio will be back on screens with the shows new special, A Scandi Flick, which sees them drive rally cars across a remote part of Norway in extreme winter weather conditions.
再び, the presenters found themselves in some precarious situations – mostly due to the freezing cold weather – and Richard admitted it can be difficult to power through sometimes.
Speaking to The Sun Online and other media, 彼は言った: “There is always a bit where you realise ‘this is great doing this TV show and everything but right now I’m trying to sleep in a tent pitched at 45 degrees in a ditch full of cockroaches in Bolivia or I’m in a scorching hot desert or I’m trying to sleep in a shed somewhere in Scandinavia’.
“Of course there are, there are real experiences, real fear, just real discomfort, and discomfort tends to be the one that gets you.”
彼は続けた: “Fear is, you’re too engrossed in the moment thinking ‘I really hope I don’t hit that wall or go off that mountain’ and really you’re primarily concerned with that.
“You haven’t got time to reflect and think ‘I wish I wasn’t here, I wish I was at home by my fire’, whereas when it’s the middle of the night and you’re cold and you know you’ve got to get up in three hours, that can be a bit tough.”
しかしながら, despite those moments, Richard has no plans to step away from the show or its challenges anytime soon.
“But I don’t think I’d ever not want to do it, because that would be rude. To fail to appreciate how bloody lucky I’ve been to get to do all of these things, we all have.
“If there were a stop button, I wouldn’t press it.”
As well as the discomfort that comes during filming, Richard added that there were genuine moments of danger, which James, 59, found out in the upcoming special when he ended up in hospital after crashing into a wall at high speed.
Richard said: “We are in real peril, I’ve personally learned and now James has learned, better than most people, that just because you’re doing it for tele doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. They do.
“I’ve ended up in hospital with things broken including my brain because they do and there’s nothing you can do, there’s no magic wand. There’s no protective TV bubble.
“Accidents can happen, circumstances can change, things can go wrong and break and they do, we’re very brave really!”
The Grand Tour Presents: A Scandi Flick premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 16.