The Grand Tour season 4: ‘I wanted it to be over’ Why Jeremy Clarkson wanted to end show

The Grand Tour will return on Friday as fans see the three hosts ditch the cars for three very different boats, all before setting sail across the Mekong River and the Tonlé Sap. However, things became incredibly tough for the trio after brutal weather conditions forced them to stop filming several times. Now. ahead of the new series, Jeremy Clarkson has spoken out about what it was like to film in such harsh conditions.

Jeremy has always been very open about how he feels about the younger generation, often referring to millennials as “snowflakes”.

Moreover, the host is often seen making claims the younger generation has a lack of resilience when it comes to tough challenges.

In an interview with, Jeremy prided himself on his “get on with it” attitude as he spoke about eating various bugs and insects on his travels in Vietnam without getting ill.

He said: “We’re not millennials, only millennials are ill, ‘oh I don’t know what it is I think I’ll just go to bed for a year’, were olders so you just get up and get on with it.”


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However, the host’s “get on with it” attitude soon ran out while filming the first special, as he revealed he wanted it all to be over, as the weather conditions became too much.

As the trio neared the end of their voyage across the Mekong river, the waters became incredibly choppy.

The trio faced waterlogged boats, blockages and exhaustion.

Despite being the first to completed the journey, Jeremy Clarkson revealed he wanted it all to be over.

Growing impatient with the mammoth amount of time it took to complete the journey through South East Asia, the host moaned the voyage took “hours” to complete.

Moreover, the group all got separated as Clarkson decide to ditch the group to put an end to his own misery and reach the port.

Clarkson said: “I sort of plodded on and then just went really fast because I wanted it to be over which actually seemed to make it better.”

The host seemed to have no worries about his fellow hosts as he steamed ahead in his PBR war boat.


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Hammond made the port hours later in his Miami Speed boat and James May came in much later in his 1939 wooden river cruiser.

He went on to say: “I didn’t care about James and Richard, but the camera guys and the production team, they were really quite scared.”

The host went on to reveal that James May had a ‘temper tantrum’ while filming.

“It took hours, there’s a lot of farting about when you’re filming.” he revealed.


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“Then we all got separated, James had a temper tantrum and threw his radio in the sea.”

Moreover, when Clarkson arrived, the even the crew hadn’t quite made it back through the rough waters.

He added: “When I got to the end there was no camera crew waiting and that’s never happened, so that was when I started to think ‘hang on’.”

The Grand Tour presents: Seamen will be available on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 13th December

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