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The Grand Tour's Richard Hammond responds to Jeremy Clarkson comparisons over new car show

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Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

Richard Hammond has responded to comparisons with The Grand Tour co-star Jeremy Clarkson over his new car show.

Following the launch of Richard Hammond's Workshop – where the presenter aims to build a successful prestige car restoration and repair business – he has shut down any similarities with Clarkson's Farm. On Clarkson's new series, he attempts to run a farm with no previous farming experience.

"This show, it's a slightly different kind of show I suspect, it's got a slightly different feel to it," Hammond told The Sun.

Photo credit: Discovery
Photo credit: Discovery

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"What I'm trying to say is that I would never try and compete with Jeremy on a TV show because he is Jeremy Clarkson, but it's interesting that those parallels were happening at the same time," he continued.

"He is genuinely and, genuinely always has been, passionate about his farm and I've always been passionate about classic cars and the restoration of them."

The two car enthusiasts starred on the BBC's Top Gear for more than 15 years, alongside James May. After the trio departed the show in 2016, they went on to host The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video.

Photo credit: Amazon
Photo credit: Amazon

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Hammond also referred to his new show as a "passion project".

"This workshop project came about before the TV show, it's a genuine passion project," he explained.

"Neil and Anthony, who are father and son, have been restoring my cars for years, they are incredibly talented and have been running out of a tiny little workshop in Hertfordshire.

"I wanted a workshop to enable them to do work to the level they are capable of, so we set off to do it."

Richard Hammond's Workshop is now available to watch on Discovery+. The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video.
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