Grand Tour delayed after producer gets coronavirus
Andy Wilman has now recovered from the disease, and Clarkson says next episode is "94% edited"
The next episode of the Grand Tour was delayed because producer and editor Andy Wilman was suffering from coronavirus, Jeremy Clarkson has said.
During the DriveTribe pub quiz Clarkson pre-emptively answered a question about when the second episode of the latest series would be broadcast. He explained that Wilman had been bed-bound with "this weird new flu".
"He was very, very, very poorly," Clarkson said. "The good news is, he's better, but all the edit suites and the voiceover suites and all the places you use to make television programmes are shut."
Clarkson said the programme had been filmed and was "94% edited", and as soon as the voiceovers are added the team would send it to Amazon.
"The only real problem we had was that we were supposed to have gone to Russia two weeks ago to film the next one, but that really wasn't possible.
"Well, it might have been possible to get there, but it sure as hell wouldn't have been possible to get back."
A third party later confirmed to Driving.co.uk that Wilman had indeed had the coronavirus and had recovered.