Jeremy Clarkson, James May, & Richard Hammond Talk The Grand Tour's Appeal
The success of Top Gear may have been due to the endless parade of exotic cars featured on the show, but as soon as Jeremy, James, and Richard left Top Gear and started The Grand Tour, one thing was very much certain: it was the three hosts themselves that people tuned in to see.
Take away the boys but keep the show the same, and what do you have? Something that once ruled the airwaves but is now second rate at best. Jeremy, James, and Richard know this as well, though they discuss it in a more diplomatic manner than I did.
In this short interview seen in the video, the boys discuss why they think their show has had such great success. Jreemy seems convinced that the viewing poplulation simply likes seeing three middle aged men get intyo scrapes, with the cars being a secondary reason to watch the show.
James describes the show as a sort of "world view through the eyes of three men who are a bit too obsessed with cars." He even mentions that the true car fanatics get annoyed with the show because the boys often aren't serious enough about the cars.
Hammond gives perhaps the most in-depth response, stating that cars represent so much of our culture that pretty much everyone, whether you love a certain car or hate it, has some form of opinion on the subject. It's a part of our daily lives and as such, it's something that can interest both the petrolhead and the non-petrolhead.
Check out the video above!