17:23 12 July 2016
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon and James May roared into Vicenza’s main square in northern Italy to film the new Amazon show, ‘Grand Tour’. Asked about their reaction about Chris Evans departure from Top Gear following his first, disastrous series in charge of the show, May said he is ‘chuffed’ while Clarkson replied ‘don’t be stupid’ when asked if he had a message for Evans as he tried to grab the camera.
Prior to the victory parade, Clarkson took to Twitter and said: ‘People of Italy James Richard and I will be filming in the Piazza Dei Signori in Vicenza tomorrow at 3pm. Come along.’ Crew working on their show said that Clarkson intentionally staged the scenes of chaos as a ‘two fingers up’ to his TV rival, Evans.
One unnamed cameraman said: ‘Jeremy’s been trying to keep quiet about it, but he’s pleased as punch,’
‘He’s kept his mouth shut about Evans the whole time, and now Evans has hung himself by his own rope without Jeremy getting involved.
‘It’s ironic because Evans was a massive Top Gear fan, but he’s ruined it for himself by taking the top job on the show.’