James May hits back at The Grand Tour backlash over Sand Job joke
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 22
James May has clapped back at a grumpy The Grand Tour viewer (Picture: PA)

has taken aim at a viewer who took issue with a joke he made on the show.

The former host first undertook a Grand Tour special in 2016 alongside and .

Their latest, titled Sand Job and will be.

It follows them travelling across the remote African country of Mauritania to .

However, a joke made by James, 61, clearly incensed a viewer who commented on a recent post of the presenters on social media to make his disdain known.

Earlier this week James posted the following on X: ‘Now that Sand Job is out I can make the formal announcement that, I imagine, many of you have been expecting…

The penultimate special of the series hit screens last week (Picture: Prime Video)

‘Yes, my Maser was the best looking by a desert mile. Deal with it,’ he added, referencing his Maserati.

However, in response, one person criticised a comment James made in the special.

‘You don’t want to live in Florida, it’s “hot and muggy and people there have gun”. People being free must be an issue with you. Kiss your crown,’ they wrote.

The exchange played out on social media (Picture: X)

Seemingly baffled by the offended fan’s response to his joke about the US, James simply replied: ‘How am I less free?’

The offending joke came midway through Sand Job when he visited a local library while Jeremy and Richard went off exploring.

While in the library, he was shown some ancient texts that dated back centuries.

It came after the presenter made a joke about Florida (Picture: Prime Video)

The tour guide accompanying James told the star about a time an American visitor asked to buy the texts from the librarian.

‘He said an American tourist visited the library and he asked him to sell him the book,’ the tour guide shared.

‘Then he told him if he would sell it, he’s gonna give him a house in Florida, and he said no. It’s the legacy of his great-grandparents.’

Taking in what he just heard, James then quipped: ‘I think you did the right thing.

‘You don’t want a house in Florida. It’s all hot and sticky and full of people with guns.’

Last year James after speaking about rumours he has a large ego.

‘One or two people think I’m evil and very self-obsessed. Or that I have a “Do you know who I am?” attitude.

‘A lot of people claim to have met me or know somebody who knows me, when they obviously don’t, so I don’t let it worry me too much,’ he told The Times.

The Grand Tour: Sand Job is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.