It appears that it isn’t just supercars and jetcars which should be worried when in the presence of Richard Hammond. People should be careful too – after news emerged that the Hamster broke a director’s rib while play fighting.
The incident, which occurred during a Grand Tour party in Namibia, left the crew member needing hospital treatment after the booze-fuelled wrap party in 2016, The Sun reports. The show’s production company W. Chump and Sons — which Hammond owns a share of alongside Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Andy Wilman — did not cover any of the medical expenses due to the incident happening off-set.
A spokesman told the Mail on Sunday: “There was a fairly raucous wrap party after we had finished a gruelling shoot. Play fighting did indeed ensue among the crew, including Richard, and a member of the crew did indeed suffer from a broken rib.”
“It remained play fighting throughout and did not get nasty. Chump did not pay any medical expenses because the event happened post-shooting,” he added.
The Chump spokesman also confirmed that the assistant director still works on The Grand Tour and there was no “bad feeling, malice or grievance” following the incident.