The Grand Tour S2E1 Preview: Hammond's Latest Crash & The Hoff

By James O Malley on at

Tomorrow is a big day for Amazon, as The Grand Tour returns to our screens for a second season - and it appears that this time the show is starting with a bang... almost literally, as it will include footage of Richard Hammond's huge crash in the Swiss mountains, which made headlines and put him in hospital. Again.

Here's the official bio from Amazon's press release:

"In the return of the world’s greatest car show Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May compare a V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador S, a hybrid Honda NSXand an all-electric Croatian supercar called the Rimac Concept One in a battle of past, present and future, set against the dramatic and car-unfriendly backdrop of Switzerland. Along the way, the boys test manoeuvrability and straightline speed before taking part in a hillclimb event with an unexpectedly dramatic ending. Also in this show, two stars battle to be crowned the world’s fastest former talent show judge as Ricky Wilson of The Voice UK goes up against David Hasselhoff from America’s Got Talent in the all-new Celebrity Face Off."

That's right - celebrity guests will no longer be simply dying, but they will be put to work. In a canned quote on the same press release, of the face-off, the Hoff says: “I’m basically an actor, I’m not really a good driver but I just look good doing it” and Ricky Wilson commented: “I’m fiercely competitive and whilst I don’t know the results yet, it’s ok if Hasselhoff beats me because he’s my hero! I really enjoyed it and I hope it looks as good on TV as it felt being in the car”.

The show will be hitting Amazon tomorrow morning, and with grim inevitability, Giz UK will have a full review. Here's some more photos from the press pack:


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