Richard Hammond didn't expect Jeremy Clarkson to succeed as 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' host.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

The 51-year-old star has weighed in on his 'Grand Tour' co-presenter's stint at the helm of the hugely popular ITV quiz show, and admitted he was originally hoping he could "fall flat on his face".

Speaking on BBC Radio 2, he said: "Annoyingly, I thought the big oaf might fall flat on his face.

"I am not going to say I was looking forward to it, but I really did draw up a chair and think, 'This will be good'. Argh! But he is quite good at it."

Meanwhile, Richard has promised the former 'Top Gear' trio - completed by James May - are still committed to keeping the "tour bit" of their Prime Video show 'The Grand Tour' when they start shooting the next series.

He said: "The tour bit of 'The Grand Tour' is something of an issue at the moment, obviously, depending as it does on the ability to travel. But we will get back to it.

"We managed to do one in the UK last year, we will get another done this year to keep the thing motoring along."

The trio have been making plans for the next season, although Richard admitted he hasn't seen much of his co-stars during the pandemic.

He explained: "We have been planning stuff, and got a bit of filming done last year, but I have not seen them much."