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Jeremy Clarkson Nearly Got Attacked By Sharks When Filming The Grand Tour

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Jeremy Clarkson Nearly Got Attacked By Sharks When Filming The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he narrowly avoided being attacked by sharks while filming The Grand Tour.

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He said how it was actually Richard Hammond's fault, for thinking he could understand French, that caused the debacle to happen.

He explained: "When we were in Réunion we had a day of sorting ourselves out and we all met on the beach and Hammond suggested snorkelling.

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"So, [Richard] went off to the little hut where you could borrow the flippers and snorkels and he came back and he said, 'My French is really coming along, I've just had a long conversation with the man in the hut in French'.

"We then went swimming and snorkelling and when we got back, we were told that the day before, a man had been eaten by a shark. Exactly in that spot, off that same beach, inside the reef where we were snorkelling.

"So, this French man was clearly saying, 'Don't go swimming' and Hammond was saying 'I like to go snorkelling on Wednesdays'.

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"Half of the world's shark attacks are off Réunion and we went swimming there like idiots."

Jeremy added: "Everyone on the beach was staring at us like, 'What on earth are they doing...?'

"And this was all because Richard Hammond thinks he can speak French."

And that's not the only 'mare that Hammond has had this year.

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The former Top Gear presenter revealed he was once forced to sell his beloved Ferrari to make ends meet when a landlord demanded six months of rent from him.

The star of The Grand Tour explained how he moved house to be near to the Top Gear studio, but quickly decided to move back because of his family.

Upon moving back, the landlord of the rented property demanded six months of rent upfront, which amounted to about the price of a 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello.

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As it turned out, Hammond had exactly the car for the price.

The Hamster explained: "I was working at Top Gear based in London, to and from, it was just killing me. I wanted us to be together as a family, so we decided, 'right, there's nothing for it, we're living in a rented house. We're going to move'.

"So we gave up on the rented house, we rented another house closer to London and we moved lock, stock and barrel.

"So I had six cars... we shifted them all over there. The last drive I did in this [the Ferrari] was in the lashing rain to the house in Penn, Buckinghamshire. We pulled up outside the house we'd rented."

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Topics: TV and Film

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