Jeremy Clarkson nearly killed by caravan in latest adventure on The Grand Tour


While navigating a narrow corner in Scotland, Jeremy Clarkson thought he may have seen his final day as the caravan he had been towing began to overtake him. 

Jeremy’s near-death experience took place in the latest adventure of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour, which saw the comedy trio travel to Edinburgh and the Outer Hebrides.

Jeremy, 61, and his co-star James May, 58, told The Sun they thought the caravan-hating car enthusiast may die as a result of their antics which saw the tow bar connecting his caravan to the car detach itself.

Scary: While navigating a narrow corner in Scotland, Jeremy Clarkson thought he may have seen his final day as the caravan he had been towing began to overtake him. Pictured: The presenting trio on The Grand Tour: Lochdown

James said: ‘For half a second I thought the whole rig had gone off the edge. I thought, “We are finally shot of Jeremy, with his beloved caravan”.’

Jeremy added: ‘There was a point, when it started to overtake me, that I thought, “God I’m having the biggest accident of my life”.

‘Then I thought, “No, wait, I’m still in control”. And then, “The caravan’s come off”, and the whole tow bar had detached.

‘That really happened. I thought James’s lungs were going to come out, he was laughing so much.’

Near miss: Jeremy, 61, and his co-star James May, 58, told The Sun they thought the caravan-hating car enthusiast may die as a result of their antics

Near miss: Jeremy, 61, and his co-star James May, 58, told The Sun they thought the caravan-hating car enthusiast may die as a result of their antics

Adventure: Jeremy's near-death experience took place in the latest adventure of Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour, which saw the comedy trio travel to Edinburgh and the Outer Hebrides

Adventure: Jeremy’s near-death experience took place in the latest adventure of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour, which saw the comedy trio travel to Edinburgh and the Outer Hebrides

Their words come after, on Thursday, fans were given their first glimpse of The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown which sees the show’s stars cause havoc in Scotland.

As well as Jeremy’s terrifying experience, the show will follow Jeremy, Richard Hammond, 51, and James as they attempt to cross a plastic bridge in the middle of a lake in 1970s American cars they used to see in TV programmes during their younger years.

Along the way, the trio will drive through the streets of Edinburgh, enjoy a hilarious, high-octane showdown with driver Abbie Eaton on the racetrack, and also stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American cars ever made.

Fail: During the show the tow bar connecting Jeremy's caravan to his car detached itself

Fail: During the show the tow bar connecting Jeremy’s caravan to his car detached itself

Good luck! The show will follow the trio as they attempt to cross a plastic bridge in the middle of a lake in 1970s American cars

Good luck! The show will follow the trio as they attempt to cross a plastic bridge in the middle of a lake in 1970s American cars

James, Jeremy and Richard take to the roads of Scotland in a Cadillac Coupe De Ville as driven by Elvis, a Lincoln Continental as driven by Jock Ewing of Dallas fame, and a Buick Riviera as piloted by Clint Eastwood. 

The co-hosts will also use classic muscle cars to put an infamous Pizza Express journey to the test, and they head to the Outer Hebrides for one of their toughest challenges yet.

They are also tasked with building a homemade floating bridge across the Hebridean sea, capable of supporting them and their massive cars on a perilous journey to their final destination.

Jeremy previously admitted they had bumped into a number of famous faces during their travels in Scotland.

Stars: Fans were given their first glimpse of The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown which sees the show's stars head to Scotland to cause havoc on Thursday

Stars: Fans were given their first glimpse of The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown which sees the show’s stars head to Scotland to cause havoc on Thursday 

Off we go! The Amazon Prime Video show features 1970s American cars they used to see in TV programmes during their younger years (pictured crossing the plastic bridge)

Off we go! The Amazon Prime Video show features 1970s American cars they used to see in TV programmes during their younger years (pictured crossing the plastic bridge) 

Speed: Along the way, the trio will drive through the streets of Edinburgh and enjoy an hilarious, high-octane showdown with driver Abbie Eaton on the racetrack

Speed: Along the way, the trio will drive through the streets of Edinburgh and enjoy an hilarious, high-octane showdown with driver Abbie Eaton on the racetrack

Challenge: They are tasked with building a homemade floating bridge (pictured) across the Hebridean sea, capable of supporting them and their massive cars on a perilous journey to their final destination

Challenge: They are tasked with building a homemade floating bridge (pictured) across the Hebridean sea, capable of supporting them and their massive cars on a perilous journey to their final destination

He said: ‘With Scotland we knew we couldn’t go abroad, so we took a look and thought, ‘Well, the Outer Hebrides then’.

‘And when we got there, we bumped into the producer of ‘A League of their Own’, Joanna Lumley, Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse, every single TV show you could think of that ordinarily would be somewhere else in the world was suddenly in the Outer Hebrides.’

It comes after the trio’s 2020 Christmas special, The Grand Tour presents: A Massive Hunt, was handed an early release in December.

Fun: The co-hosts will also use classic muscle cars to put an infamous Pizza Express journey to the test, and they head to the Outer Hebrides for one of their toughest challenges yet

Fun: The co-hosts will also use classic muscle cars to put an infamous Pizza Express journey to the test, and they head to the Outer Hebrides for one of their toughest challenges yet

Destination: Jeremy previously admitted they had bumped into a number of famous faces during their travels in Scotland

Destination: Jeremy previously admitted they had bumped into a number of famous faces during their travels in Scotland

Good idea: The trailer explains how the lads are confined to the UK by Covid and decided to tour Scotland in a 'Lochdown Special' (pictured is Richard Hammond)

Good idea: The trailer explains how the lads are confined to the UK by Covid and decided to tour Scotland in a ‘Lochdown Special’ (pictured is Richard Hammond)

Yay! The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown is the first part of a UK double bill special and 90 minutes in total

Yay! The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown is the first part of a UK double bill special and 90 minutes in total

Journey: The trio also explore some of Scotland in caravans but end up running into trouble when they hit uneven terrain

Journey: The trio also explore some of Scotland in caravans but end up running into trouble when they hit uneven terrain

Oh dear: The trailer showed the inside of the caravans completely shaken up

Whoops: They were a mess inside

Oh dear: The trailer showed the inside of the caravans completely shaken up

Wild: The stars will also stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American cars ever made

Wild: The stars will also stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American cars ever made

Jeremy said at the time: ‘We’ve had [the speculation] constantly now for a year. We’re very, very bored with it. So we’ve decided that it can go out early.’

The popular presenting trio – who previously hosted ‘Top Gear’ on the BBC – go hunting for treasure in four-wheeled vehicles in the programme.

The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown will launch on July 30th. 

Exciting: The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown will launch on July 30th

Exciting: The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown will launch on July 30th

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