Jeremy Clarkson today hit Hollywood’s Walk of Fame – hard!
The presenter’s Toyota Prius – identified by the personalised number plate ‘CL4RK50N’ – has been found nose-first on the world famous Hollywood Boulevard, metres away from the stars which celebrate the entertainment industry’s greatest icons.
The discovery of Clarkson’s car comes hours after similar surprising sights in London and Berlin where commuters outside London’s King’s Cross station this found the remains of an abandoned and badly-damaged Prius with the giveaway personalised plate ‘M4Y’.
Meanwhile passers-by at the Hackescher Markt in Berlin found themselves confronted by the sight of a wrecked car with a ‘H4MMOND’ displaying the telltale plate dramatically protruding out of the ground.
All three car ‘crashes’ emerged in the run-up to the launch of The Grand Tour, the hotly-anticipated new TV series starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, which will air exclusively on Amazon Prime from Friday 18th November.
Trailers suggest fans will find the trio’s familiar mix of car stunts, gags and rivalry has survived the move from BBC Two’s Top Gear, with Clarkson recently comparing the differences between the two shows with those between Cottage Pie and Shepherd’s Pie.
Rather than a static location the gang have, as the name implies, taken their new show in the road. Episode one’s studio sequences were filmed in California with episodes 2, 3 and 4 set in Johannesburg and Whitby. The show will also visit Stuttgart, Loch Ness, Whitby, Lapland and Nashville before ending its year long journey in Dubai.
The Grand Tour will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video – including in 4K – from November 18th for anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription or standalone monthly subscription to the Prime Video service.