Jeremy Clarkson went off-script with a rant about The Grand Tour co-stars James May and Richard Hammond on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
The 60-year-old presenter couldn’t help himself as he hilariously ran down his longtime co-hosts for ‘showing off’ with the phonetic alphabet.
Fronting the ITV show, Jeremy was helping contestant Norma on her £2,000 question, which was: ‘In the NATO phonetic alphabet, what is the only letter that is represented by the name of a country?’
She was pretty sure the answer was I for India, but she used her Ask The Host lifeline to double check she was on the right track.
Jeremy confirmed she was correct, before ranting about how he knew the answer.
He said: ‘I work with James May and Richard Hammond, who have pilot’s licences, and that’s all they talk about.
‘They talk all the time where when they say a letter they don’t say “B”, they say “Bravo”. It makes me wanna ring their neck. “You’re not on a plane now!” It’s just showing off, that alphabet.’
He paused, and admitted he might have got a bit carried away.
He laughed: ‘Good, well, I’ve got that off my chest – thank you!’
Meanwhile Richard, 51, recently admitted he didn’t actually expect Jeremy to succeed as the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host.
He said: ‘Annoyingly, I thought the big oaf might fall flat on his face. I am not going to say I was looking forward to it, but I really did draw up a chair and think, “This will be good”. Argh! But he is quite good at it.’
The trio have worked together since 2005, having previously hosted BBC’s Top Gear until 2015, before moving on to front The Grand Tour.
Although they are still close friends, James previously admitted they had to tone down their ‘genuine friction’.
He explained: ‘There’s genuine friction, we have to tone it down for television otherwise it wouldn’t be allowed.’
Credit: Original article published here.