The Grand Tour’s James May shares exclusive release update on Jeremy Clarkson farming show

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May may be best known to fans as the faces of motoring shows Top Gear and The Grand Tour, but 2020 has seen two of the stars take on very different roles. James made a return to Amazon Prime Video in his own cooking show, Oh Cook, while Jeremy has been getting his fingers green on his own farm for an eight-part project titled I Bought a Farm. However, between Oh Cook, The Grand Tour’s next special and I Bought A Farm, it’s only the former which has made it to air in 2020. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, James shed some new light on when fans may be able to expect his co-star’s new venture.

James shared the update when he was asked about possibly crossing over the two shows in the future.

The Grand Tour star replied: “I don’t know. As far as I can work out he’s only grown potatoes. [laughs]. 

“In the pub I bought, or half of it, I was wondering about having Jeremy Clarkson potatoes as a special but economically it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense, to be honest. 

“Because for my pub to his farm would be probably about 120 miles. That’s a long way to go for a bag of potatoes and probably not particularly ethical or environmental.”

James continued: “So I think we will stick with the local potatoes which are grown about half a mile down the road. 

“I don’t see very many other opportunities for a crossover, to be honest. 

“I’ve talked to a bit about his farming show – well he goes on about it all the time because obviously, he’s basically Jethro Tull,” the Oh Cook host continued.

“But he’s gotta film a whole year and I can’t remember where he started – so you’re not you’re not gonna see it in the next few weeks, Clarkson’s farming show.”

However, James was quick to assure fans it is definitely in the pipeline.

“He’s definitely doing it,” he commented. “He’s getting on with it but he is naturally constrained by the seasons and the farming calendar. 

“If he’s going to make an eight-part show about growing potatoes, I’m going to struggle with it,” James joked.

As it stands, I Bought a Farm is still yet to receive an official release date but Jeremy has been sharing snaps and updates from the project on his Instagram page.

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And while fans await that news, they’re also waiting with bated breath for the release date of the second special of The Grand Tour season four.

James also shed a little light on when it could air, again assuring fans it’s on the way.

“I understand the delay,” he commented. “Because material for TV is a precious commodity at the moment.”

“We don’t want to throw it away, you know, it’s a special, it’s got to go on at the right time.”

James then detailed: “It is difficult to answer people when they go ‘where the b****y hell is it? We know you’ve made it. We know it’s ready. Why don’t they just put it on?’

“And I don’t know what to say apart from just why not watch my cooking show in the meantime, you know?

“But it is coming. And it is I think pretty good,” James said with his final words of encouragement about the next episode.

James May: Oh Cook is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now. 

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