James May admits The Grand Tour is ‘nearer the end’ as he speaks about future of show
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James May has admitted that The Grand Tour is 'nearer the end' after opening up about the show's future.
The 60-year-old has been asked a various stages over the past year of so what the future holds for him, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson.
Fans of the hit series have been slightly concerned since rumours began that Amazon may pull the plug following the backlash Clarkson received over his 'creepy' column about Meghan Markle.
But May has since assured us all that there was nothing in it and that more specials were being filmed.
As for the future, though, May said he hasn't really given it much thought and doesn't really know how long the show's got left.
"No, well, I'm being perfectly honest with you because there's nothing to hide," the 60-year-old admitted.
"We don't often think more than about a year in advance because let's face it, we're old so you can't.
"We've got another one about to come out, we've just filmed another one a few weeks ago and we've got another one planned to film later this year.
"What happens after that I don't know, it's a bit of a grey fog, it always is."
"Jeremy is ploughing his farm, I've been cooking and doing some travel, Hammond is taking his own cars apart and then putting them back together.
"It's not over but we're probably nearer the end than the beginning. God, I hope so, we don't want another 20 years of this."
This comes after Amazon finally spoke out about the future of Clarkson's Farm months after the controversy surrounding the host's article about Meghan Markle.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival yesterday (24 August), Prime UK’s head of originals Dan Grabiner said ‘no decisions’ had been made yet.
‘It’s a very complex topic but we are not interrupting production of the current season,’ he added.
Grabiner went on: "I can’t tell you what a phenomenon this show is and the impact it’s had on the agricultural community.
"We get messages from farmers around the world who just love the show, saying they’ve never really seen their world reflected properly on screen before.
"It’s a hell of a lot bigger than Jeremy Clarkson."