The Grand Tour's James May Says He's "Not Mates" With His Co-Stars - And Calls Richard Hammond A "Twat"

Clarkson gets it in the neck too

The Grand Tour's James May has opened up about his working relationship with co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, and it turns out that off-screen the trio may not be as friendly as we thought...

Speaking in an interview with the Telegraph, Captain Slow wasn't exactly shy about what he dislikes about Clarkson and Hammond - who are strictly colleagues and "not mates", by the way.

(We're just not sure we believe you, James.)

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So, what is it about the Hamster that annoys James, then?

"His face," he admitted. "His chirpiness and his silly little beard." Making reference to the near-fatal crash Hammond had back in 2006, James added that he knew Richard had recovered after he emerged "just as much a t**t as he always was".

And it's not only Hammond who got it in the neck - James had a few choice words about Jeremy, too.

"I have never really changed my view of Jeremy, which is that he is a knob," he claimed. "He is a bit of a 'stuckist': part of him is actually locked in the 1920s."

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Adding that the trio had become "ridiculous caricatures" of themselves, May said that a lot of the jokes on the show are lost on viewers and taken too literally.

"We look quite Brexit-y, quite UKIP-y because we laugh at foreigners," he said. "But if you watch carefully the country we mock most is Britain, because we despair of it slightly."

One Grand Tour joke that certainly wasn't lost on audiences was one from the series' latest episode, when Richard Hammond insinuated that ice creams were gay.

Sparking backlash (and bafflement) online, Richard responded to Jeremy's comments about not being able to enjoy a Magnum inside a cream-coloured Rolls Royce by saying a grown man eating an ice cream is "that way rather than that way".

"I don't eat ice cream. I think it's something to do with being straight," he declared.

OK, Richard, whatever you say...

From Digital Spy.