James May wouldn’t continue The Grand Tour without Jeremy Clarkson - rules out switching networks
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James May has given a huge hint regarding the future of The Grand Tour following Jeremy Clarkson’s departure from Amazon. It was announced Clarkson and Amazon had ‘parted ways’ following his controversial article about Meghan Markle.
Speaking to LadBible, May confirmed he would not continue the show without Clarkson, saying: “I don’t think anybody would want to see it. I don’t think they’d want to see any two of us try and carry on the thing that the three of us are known for together.”
May was then asked if it was possible for the show to switch platforms, but he shut down that possibility, saying: “I doubt it. To be honest, I think the really difficult bit in TV, films, showbiz, you know, all that stuff is, is knowing when to stop. And most people don’t.
“Most people keep going until they fly into a cliff. What you should try and do is land it and walk away. And I hope we can do that. It just wouldn’t be as good, to be honest, so, quit while you’re ahead. If indeed, we are ahead.”
Despite the show coming to an end, fans can still look forward to The Grand Tour: Eurocrash, which will be released on June 16. It will see Clarkson, May and Hammond reunite as they embark on a new adventure through Eastern Europe.
The famous trio will begin their adventure in Gdansk, Poland, before travelling 1,400 miles through Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. A seemingly arduous journey already, it won’t be made any easier as they have to travel via ‘less than suitable cars’.