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After presenting car shows for decades, you'd expect Jeremy Clarkson to be pretty at-ease with his new venture, 'The Grand Tour'. But it seems he's an anxious as he's ever been.

"It does trouble me, actually," Clarkson said in a recent press conference concerning the show. With a budget of £160 million, it's no wonder he's feeling the pressure.

"I lie awake at night going, 'It's just a car show', because there's been a lot of talk of massive budgets, and everybody is expecting the first programme to come from Jupiter, and for us all to have Iron Man suits and for it to be 'The Avengers'. It isn't. It's three middle-aged men falling over."

He also promised that while him and fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond will showcase their trademark chemistry, the cars will very much be the stars of the show.

"We've got the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari together in one place – everyone's tried to put those together and failed. It's the best car film we've ever made. It's very moving."

The first episode will go live for streaming on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, with subsequent episodes streaming every week.

Source: Radio Times

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