James May details ’embarrassing’ scene cut from Our Man in Italy ‘Didn’t make it’ | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television


Earlier this month, James May returned with his new Amazon Prime series, Our Man in Italy. Following the success of his first series, Our Man in Japan, the Grand Tour host was back as he traveled through Italy trying his hand at a number of challenges. However, speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk and other outlets, James admitted there was one scene in particular that didn’t make the final cut.

The former Top Gear star then recalled the “most embarrassing” challenge he had to take part in,

“Well, there was one really embarrassing part that didn’t work out, which was a disguise…” James started to reference the cut scene.

“The team likes to dress me up for some reason, they’re almost a bit perverted about it.

“The pieces that are in there…I think if you could have seen it all, the most embarrassing thing would be canoe polo because I don’t fit in the canoe.”

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“If I was left to my own devices, I would do crafts, art, look at famous buildings and explore spas,” James continued.

“The crew and the producers basically want me to be uncomfortable, dress up, have a terrible time and hurt myself.”

Throughout Our Man in Italy, James visited some of the country’s iconic sites and tried out some of its traditions.

During his trip, he also set out to explore Italy’s culture, food, industry and even a bit of sport.

During one segment, James left an Italian chef horrified when he made a full English breakfast pizza.

“I’m speechless,” sighed the chef as he watched the presenter crack an egg on his pizza.

When James’ show was renewed last year, the series was put in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was originally supposed to take viewers to America, but because of restrictions, show bosses had to change their plans at the last minute.

Despite the setback, the car fanatic reassured fans that he hopes to take his show to the United States very soon.

James May: Our Man in Italy is available on Prime Video.


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