James May's new cooking show is based on his famous Top Gear catchphrase

The Grand Tour’s James May has landed a new cooking show – with its title lifted right from his famous Top Gear catchphrase.

During his tenure on the BBC motoring series, May was famous spouting ‘oh c**k!’ in moments of particularly high tension during challenges or races, and it seems this has netted him his own TV show.

This time, however, there will be no cars in sight as Oh Cook will see May dip his toe into the culinary world.

According to The Sun, the seed for a cooking show has been planted for a long time, ever since May’s cooking segments on his YouTube channel proved to be popular.

A source revealed: ‘He hinted that he’s almost as capable in the kitchen as he is behind the wheel of a high-performance sports car.

‘Crucially, this show also builds on the idea of James as a TV personality in his own right, not just part of the presenting team of Top Gear and The Grand Tour.’

Production company Plum Pictures is handling the release of the new series, which is yet to find a distributor.

But before James can start his new adventure, fans have been begging for an update on the upcoming fourth season of The Grand Tour, in which he stars alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

Clarkson has since confirmed that the coronavirus pandemic has meant future specials of The Grand Tour will be delayed until further notice.

Thankfully, the trio filmed their next road trip in Madagascar last year, which we’ll be able to feast on over the coming months despite the TV industry grinding to a halt over the pandemic. 

Clarkson confirmed via Twitter that a new episode of the show is ‘ready to go.’

News also emerged that production was looking for a new crew member – one that could join a ‘grumpy’ team.

The application is no longer online, but Amazon Prime video was looking for someone with ‘experience of handling the logistics for big and complex foreign road-trip-style shoots’ and ‘must be persuasive with grumpy officials at three in the morning’. 

Metro.co.uk has reached out to James May for comment.

The Grand Tour is available to stream now via Amazon Prime Video.

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