Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson was reportedly trapped in a Formula One car, while filming the upcoming season.
In scenes set to air during an instalment of his Prime Video series, Eurocrash, which lands on June 16, the TV presenter’s belly left him ‘completely stuck.’
While filming at the Poznan race track in Poland last year, Jeremy, 63, had to wait in shame as the Soviet-made vehicle was dismantled around him.
The television star – who has since lost three stone in weight – was hoping to race his long term co-hosts Richard Hammond, 53, and James May, 60, around the circuit.
Looking back on the awkward moment, it’s claimed that Jeremy likened himself to the famously tubby book character Winnie the Pooh.
Oh dear! Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson was reportedly trapped in a Formula One car, after his belly left him ‘completely stuck’ while filming the upcoming season (Pictured in Top Gear)
Yikes: While filming at the Poznan race track in Poland last year, Jeremy – who has since lost three stone in weight – had to wait in shame as the vehicle was dismantled around him
The Sun reports that in the scenes, Jeremy asks: ‘Is there a bigger one? I won’t be able to do it. What do you want me to do, be less fat? I genuinely can’t get out.’
It’s claimed that Richard then quips: ‘You’re so fat. They are going to have to dismantle the car around you,’ before later commentating: ‘They’re peeling it off him like a diving suit!’
Speaking of the humiliating experience, Jeremy told the publication: ‘To my eternal shame I couldn’t get out the car. I was like Winnie the Pooh, completely stuck.’
MailOnline has contacted Jeremy Clarkson’s representatives and Amazon for comment.
The Grand Tour: Eurocrash will launch on Friday June 16 on Prime Video and will see the cheeky trio take on Europe in their latest adventure.
This epic 1400-mile journey takes them from Gdańsk in Poland, through Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia.
They are attacked by deadly archers, recruit a famous racing driver and take part in a spectacular Fast and Furious climax.
This special follows their latest release, A Scandi Flick, and will launch ahead of their next adventure which has recently finished filming in Mauritania.
Before and after: Pictured left filming in June 2022; Pictured right in March 2023
Exciting: The Grand Tour’s new series sees Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head on the trip of a lifetime
The three presenters worked together on BBC’s Top Gear until 2015, when Clarkson was suspended over several incidents, including allegations over verbal and physical abuse against one of the show’s producers.
When his contract was terminated, Hammond and May also announced they would not continue working on the show without him.
They subsequently signed a deal with Amazon for The Grand Tour, which debuted in 2016 and has seen five seasons.
The first episode followed the three hosts as they travelled to the Arctic Circle where the visited frozen racetracks, ski resorts and a submarine base.
It also included May’s high speed crash which resulted in a broken rib after he collided at 75mph.
James broke his silence about his ‘dramatic’ crash in September, joking that he did it to stop the show being ‘boring’, weeks after it occured.
The presenter was involved in the terrifying accident during filming for the special episode for his Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour in Norway.
Drama: The three presenters worked together on BBC’s Top Gear until 2015, when Clarkson was suspended over several incidents
Speaking ahead of the show’s special James told RadioTimes.com: ‘I suppose. I did it deliberately, I knew it was going to be boring otherwise [so I] sort of drove it to the cliff!’.
The accident happened when the presenter braked too slowly while racing rally cars with his co-hosts Jeremy and Richard, and he ‘broke at least one rib’ during the incident
‘It was very brief, Made a loud bang. It wasn’t really that terrible, I don’t think. It looks quite dramatic but I was basically OK.
He went on to say that the car was pretty bent out of shape but was helped by local mechanics, though he couldn’t do much due to his painful injury.
He went on to explain that despite the accident filming continued on as normal: ‘But actually, because we managed to make the car work, we carried on, we lost about a day, because I had to mend the car, and I was in the hospital for the night. But apart from that, I don’t really think it made any difference’.
James was assisted out of his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 by paramedics and was quickly taken to hospital for a brain scan and X-rays.
After the star was given the all-clear a day later, a source told The Sun: ‘It looked extremely worrying at first.
‘Jeremy and Richard were concerned about their mate and the paramedics swooped in quickly.
‘Medical staff were on standby due to the shows dangerous nature and were needed after the incident.’
The insider continued: ‘James smashed his head quite hard in the impact, and was bloodied by it. He was complaining about pain in his back and neck. He broke at least one rib and was quite shaken by it.’
MailOnline contacted James’ representatives for comment at the time.