A good thing can’t last forever, just take a look at Top Gear between the years of 2002-2015. Now it looks like we have an indication as to when one of The Grand Tour‘s Boys will call it quits, even though the series has just gone through a couple of episodes.
James May just shared on Radio Times that his days are already numbered for The Grand Tour. Basically, he’s old and he feels like it. As reported by International Business Times:
“We have to accept that fairly soon we will be too old for it. Richard Hammond is a reasonably fit bloke who looks after himself, me and Jeremy aren’t.
Jeremy is particularly decrepit and I find growing within me – I try to fight it for some reason, but I’m giving into it – a much stronger, nesty sort of instinct. Within the next five years I don’t want to be fart-arsing around.”
When asked whether he feels obligated to keep working with Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond:
“I don’t feel trapped because I’m just about in control of it. I’m not beholden to anyone, I’m not waiting for a pension or a carriage clock.
There you have it folks! Mark your calendars! The Boys are under contract for the next three years and 36 episodes of The Grand Tour, so we’ll at least enjoy them for that period of time. However, you can’t change the fact that these guys have aged a good amount ever since they’ve stepped in front of our television screens. The time for these guys to step aside and let someone take over is near, however sad that may sound, this is the stance he takes:
“But you have to know when to step back, and to be honest I thought it would have happened by now. Eventually I want some other people to do it.”
We all knew this was coming. All we can do at this point is to enjoy all that The Grand Tour has to offer. We’re not sure how the rest of this show will unfold as it progresses through all the other seasons but we are willing to bet that these guys, when they finally leave the show, will be going out at the peak of their careers.
With that said, we’re now beginning to wonder who will be the proper replacement for James May, and eventually Jeremy Clarkson, and also Richard Hammond?