Richard Hammond admits filming got emotional on The Grand Tour

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The Grand Tour's Richard Hammond has admitted they all became quite emotional during filming for the first episode.

Appearing on ITV's Good Morning Britain, he said: "I'm not going to lie - we shot that bit, there's a moment when all three (of us) arrive ... and because I'm the soft one, I was a bit choked and then we all confessed (it was emotional), the whole crew, it was a big moment, we'd been working towards it for a long time."

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May (Liam McBurney/PA)

The first episode released - called The Holy Trinity - aired on Friday morning, featuring him, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

Amazon has refused to comment on speculation about how much their deal is worth or the rumoured big budget for the series.

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Talking about the budget, he said they had wanted to "make something that we're proud of" and added that "meant putting it all on screen, both financially and creatively, we worked hard to make it the best we can do".

The car enthusiast also told GMB presenter Kate Garraway that he did not expect there to be a reaction from his former employer, the BBC.

He said: "No (there has not been a reaction), but I wouldn't expect that, it's another show isn't it?"

The action-packed opening episode saw the trio test the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari sports cars on their new track in Portugal.