Jeremy Clarkson thought he would die in a trailer accident on the set of the new The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson narrowly escaped filming the Grand Tour (Photo: Erik Pendzich / REX / Shutterstock)

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was nearly killed while filming the Scottish Grand Tour special in a terrifying caravan crash.

During the next standalone episode, The Grand Tour Presents… Lochdown, which will be released on Amazon Prime Video later this month, the 61-year-old found himself in dire straits when his car’s tow bar flew off as he was driving in a tight bend.

In turn, the trailer he was pulling caught up with him and almost collided with his car.

“There was a point when it started to overwhelm me, I was like, ‘God, I have the biggest accident of my life,’ he told The Sun.

“Then I thought, ‘No, wait, I’m still in control.’ And then, “The trailer came off,” and the whole tow bar came off. It really happened.

His Grand Tour hosts, however, were as one would expect unfriendly.

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“For half a second I thought the whole rig had derailed,” said James May. “I thought, ‘We’ve finally stumbled upon Jeremy, with his beloved trailer.’

According to Jeremy, James was laughing so hard he thought his “lungs were going to come out.”

Jeremy wasn’t the only member of The Grand Tour trio to be hit by a rough patch during Gang Time in Scotland, their first UK episode filmed in lockdown.

Richard Hammond was stranded without a life jacket when his boat capsized.

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‘Long story short, I gave [the boat] a little bit of throttle, we started to rock, and then James said ‘come on, pull harder’. So I gave him all the gas, and he tipped over and sank, ”he revealed.

He continued, “You see it on the camera in real time. And besides, it was not planned at all. If it had been a stunt, it would have been two days of work. It never would have been. also good, ”he said.

“The real luck we had was that we had this little GoPro camera mounted on the boat that held me in the frame as it sank.”

The Grand Tour presents…. Lochdown will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video starting July 30.

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