James May still can't believe Jeremy did actual manual labour on Clarkson's Farm

"He's not really good at attaching things to the tractor or any of that sort of vaguely intelligent stuff," said James

Jeremy, James and Richard are back with a Grand Tour special later this month with the long-awaited 'Lochdown'. Meanwhile, all three have released different shows on Amazon over the last 16 months or so.

While they rarely talk about each other's shows, earlier this week, speaking to the Express.co.uk, James revealed what he thought of Clarkson's Farm, which was recently renewed for another season.

James said he still hasn't "watched very much of the series yet," because he's, "been out shall we say". However, he did say he struggles to believe Jeremy did actual manual labour for the show.

"[I think it's] surprising, really. [Jeremy] is not really good at attaching things to the tractor or any of that sort of vaguely intelligent stuff, but he also does actually have to do some physical work," James said. "I can imagine he was moaning like an absolute b*****d about it and they had to edit around some of that or at least reduce it, otherwise the programme will be hundreds of weeks long.”

He also admitted filming the daily life of a farmer is, "a great idea for a show. I couldn't do it because I don't have a farm, I only have a small field, and nothing grows in it.”

Asked whether the three presenters are competitive, he replied: “I don't know if we're actually competitive about it, are we? I wouldn't want the other's shows to fail, but I suppose it is competition in the sense that we spur each other on. Although I am ahead because I've made two [Oh Cook and Our Man in Japan, both on Amazon], so I want to do another travel one and I hope we can quite soon.”

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  • Loved James's 2 shows! I would love to see him do more cooking shows, Oh Cook was my favourite! Bought the book too!

      12 days ago
  • While we wait (and wait) for Amazon, here's Jeremy's nearly-neighbour doing actual work in this year's harvest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjJXNugm-7E

      11 days ago