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Jeremy Clarkson, 60, has addressed the surprising perils he faces while filming The Grand Tour. The former Top Gear presenter explained he dreads camping alongside his co-hosts Richard Hammond, 50, and James May, 57, behind-the-scenes of the Amazon Prime show.
The trio travel around to various exciting locations for the show and often sleep under the stars for the programme.
However, Jeremy admitted he becomes fearful when he hears “the snap of a twig” in the early hours of the morning outside his tent.
The star explained he instantly worries there could be an animal or a murderer coming to get him.
Jeremy got onto the subject while questioning why there was a huge increase in sales of tents and camping equipment during the summer.
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While admitting the reasoning behind the sudden interest in camping could be due to the coronavirus pandemic limiting the possibilities for international holidays, he exclaimed: “What in the name of God would cause someone to think, ‘Right. I can’t go to Spain or Greece, so I shall buy a tent and go to Shropshire instead’?
“I do a lot of camping when I’m making my television programme — and it’s horrible.
“It’s damp, cold and desperately uncomfortable — and nothing you ever cook is even halfway towards being edible.
“There are spiders and you have to defecate in the woods, like an animal.
“You can’t shout at your children, or try to make more of them with your wife, because the neighbours are only six feet away and you’re only separated by two scraps of nylon,” he quipped.
Jeremy continued in his column for The Sun: “So they can hear everything. And so can you. Including the snap of a twig at four in the morning which causes you to think you’re about to be murdered or eaten.
“And all camping equipment doesn’t work.
“Your pillow feels like it’s full of damp gravel, your mattress has the give of steel, your stove won’t light and your sleeping bag will give you an idea of what it’s like to be dead.”
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It comes after Jeremy shared another frightening story from his time working on The Grand Tour.
He explained that he and his co-stars had decided to go snorkelling on the French island of Reunion.
But unknown to the trio, a British tourist had suffered a severe shark attack in the area, which proved to be fatal.
Jeremy divulged in his column for The Sunday Times: “We began on the beach, having lunch, and afterwards decided to go snorkelling.
“Richard went to the hotel beach hut and returned half an hour later with three masks and a contented look on his face, saying, ‘My French is really coming along. I just had a proper conversation with the man in the hut.’
“That night we discovered a British tourist had been eaten by a shark off the very same beach the day before,” Jeremy added.
Following Richard’s conversation with a local, Jeremy shared his concerns with his co-star about his ability to speak French.
He said: “‘Hammond,’ I inquired, ‘this French you spoke, did he say, ‘Do be careful, a man was eaten here yesterday,’ and you replied, ‘The pen of my aunt’?”
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