Jeremy Clarkson sounds like 'old steam train'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 September 2017
Richard and Mindy Hammond

Richard Hammond and his wife Mindy Hammond at the Animal Hero Awards

Richard Hammond has admitted his co-star Jeremy Clarkson is still really "wheezy" after his battle with pneumonia

Richard Hammond thinks Jeremy Clarkson sounds like an "old steam train."

The 'Grand Tour' presenter was recently discharged from hospital after he was rushed in with severe pneumonia while holidaying in Majorca, Spain, with his family but, although he's now on the mend, his co-star can't help but poke fun at his situation.

Asked how Jeremy is doing at the moment, Richard exclusively told BANG Showbiz at the Animal Hero Awards in London on Thursday (07.09.17): "Old, fat, wheezy - he sounds just the same. He sounds like an old steam train going up and down."

Jeremy's battle with the lung condition has meant he will be out of action for "some time" while he recovers from the infection and bosses of the motoring show are on a desperate hunt to find a temporarily replacement host to help film the series.

Amazon Prime - the video streaming site that airs the series - have posted an advert online in a bid to find someone who can step into Jeremy's shoes for a while.

The ad read: "Amazon Prime Video is seeking a host for an original TV series to be seen around the world. Currently, this is a temporary position to cover an absence due to pneumonia. The successful applicant will join a long-established team of variously sized co-hosts and possess a strong knowledge of cards, metaphors and progressive rock music. The host will have a proven track record in effectively dealing with colleagues that they find annoying and being lost in unknown locations.

"They must be entertaining, engaging and willing to pause before delivering the final words or words of some sentences."

And, although Richard would love to have a temporary host join him and his co-star James May on the show, he has admitted filming is on "target" at the moment.

He said: "We'll see, there may be another host. I wouldn't mind. We're on target."

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