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Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was held up with machine gun to his head whereas filming High Gear in Detroit again in 1997.
The 58-year-old recalled by accident discovering himself on a gang’s stomping floor and subsequently falling right into a ‘nasty’ scenario, which sounds just like the understatement of the millennium to us.
‘Any individual held a gun in opposition to my head in Detroit,’ he informed The Mirror. ‘It’s an extended, difficult story however we had been making an attempt to do some filming and a few folks thought we had been trespassing on their turf.’
He added: ‘It was fairly nasty.’
An insider elaborated: ‘Jeremy was filming High Gear in a ruined railway station however was warned by cops to not go inside as there have been warring gang factions working. However he ignored the recommendation.’
Fortunately, The Grand Tour host managed to ‘speak his approach out’ of the ordeal.
Jeremy will return to Detroit for the very first episode of The Grand Tour’s third collection, this time alongside Richard Hammond and James Might.
The Who Needs To Be A Millionaire? quizmaster nonetheless calls town ‘harmful’.
‘I’m certain should you really lived there you wouldn’t name it attention-grabbing, you’d name it harmful,’ he mentioned. ‘However the chrome shoots of rejuvenation are rising once more so you possibly can really eat fairly properly there.
‘You’ll be able to keep in a pleasant lodge, you possibly can go brief distances from A to B with out being shot.’
Jeremy offered High Gear from 1998 to 200 earlier than the motoring present was revamped in 2002 with a brand new line up.
He famously resigned from the BBC after a bodily altercation with a producer over a steak, and didn’t handle to speak his approach out of that one. Till Amazon Prime got here alongside and threw a reported £160 million at The Grand Tour.
The Grand Tour returns to Amazon Prime on January 18.
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