Richard Hammond has made history by writing off his car in the brand new special The Grand Tour presents: A Massive Hunt.
The long-awaited episode was released a day early and saw the presenter forced to abandon his vehicle as he raced his co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May across the unpredictable Madagascan terrain.
Driving a modified Ford Focus RS, Richard quickly racked up a mountain of issues, but it wasn’t until he was challenged to make his way across a rocky path in the dark where he was forced to give up altogether as his car broke down.
‘Oh sh*t, my clutch has just gone,’ Richard shriked. ‘I don’t have a clutch. My pedal is stuck down.
‘F*ck. I can’t mend a clutch. A clutch is a clutch and I haven’t got a spare one. It is finished. It’s dead.’
He later added: ‘This was the first time ever we had lost a car on one of our adventures.’
A Massive Hunt became known as The Madagascar Special over the course of 2020, with fans waiting for over a year to see it hit screens.
It was shot largely before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with Jeremy, Richard and James all launching solo shows shortly afterwards.
Elsewhere in the special, James was left quite literally in the dumps while filming after being dropped into a pool full of poo.
Explaining what happened, James revealed that he was left covered in excrement as part of their new adventure – and ‘wouldn’t recommend it’ in the slightest.
Speaking to The Sun, James said: ‘It was worse than garlic under your fingernails that’s for sure, it smelt absolutely appalling.
‘I did jump in the sea a few times, I jumped in the swimming pool, my apologies to the owners, and I got most of it off fairly quickly, although I got covered in it again.
‘But you’re never quite sure if it’s all gone, that’s the trouble with those things.’
The Grand Tour presents: A Massive Hunt is now available on Amazon Prime Video
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