James May has spoken about the shocking moment he and his Grand Tour co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond discovered a woman in a torture device during their latest special.
The presenters came across the disturbing sight in Madagascar while filming the long-awaited episode Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt.
The trio came across a woman roaming through a Madagascan town in stocks, with no-one in the filming crew able to explain the distressing occurrence.
‘I didn’t learn anything shocking about Madagascar,’ he told The Sun. ‘Apart from the woman in the stocks, we still don’t quite know what that was about.
‘That was disturbing,’ he added. ‘Nobody we were with could explain to us what that was.’
James went on to say: ‘It didn’t seem to be a stunt or a carnival ritual or any of those sorts of things, it did actually genuinely seem to be a woman in some sort of stocks.’
The stocks haven’t been used as a form of public humiliation in England since the late 19th century, and Jeremy was shocked to see them still being used.
‘I think we got it over in England, and we can be a bit backward, but I don’t know the last time we put someone in the stocks,’ May added.
The filming proved to be a more distressing process than the presenters might have hoped for, with the trio narrowly avoiding a shark attack while filming.
Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and Jeremy is pleased it’s finally going to be arriving on Amazon Prime Video so fans can stop pestering him.
The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt will launch Friday December 18 on Amazon Prime Video.
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