Jeremy Clarkson thinks the coronavirus crisis has forced 'The Grand Tour' team to be on their "A-game" during filming.

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

The 61-year-old presenter stars alongside Richard Hammond and James May in 'The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown' - which is set for release later this month - and Jeremy has explained how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their approach.

He shared: "Filming in COVID, I don’t know, it’s sort of forced us to be on our A-game really because the risk was so intense."

Jeremy admitted that the health crisis created a logistical nightmare for the cast and crew of the show.

He told "I mean, there may be 50 people in the crew, and we couldn’t just take 50 rooms in a hotel, we had to take over the whole hotel because this was the protocols that were given to us. We had to bring in our own catering staff, we had to have our own COVID testing people with us.

"We all had to be tested every day and if anybody failed, even any one person failed, then the whole ship had been abandoned, which would have been financially ruinous, so it was a big team effort."

Jeremy, Richard and James are all hitting the road again for 'The Grand Tour Scotland Special'.

And the veteran presenter hopes fans will see and understand the efforts they've made in order to create the show amid the pandemic.

He said: "I think it shows in the special we’ve made.

"We were right at the top of our game on that one. And it’s a … It’s like 'Grand Tour Unplugged' really, because we’re not abroad – you don’t have scenery to fall back on or volcanoes, it’s just rain. We had to provide the entertainment and I think we’ve done a pretty good job."