James May of Top Gear and Grand Tour fame is back for a new series of Our Man in exclusively on Prime Video, the series which last season saw him embark on travels across Japan to discover the Japanese culture food and interesting facts about the country as well as doing things he didn’t want to do but the producers of the show made him do anyway.
This season sees the presenter in Italy again exploring the culture, trying food and even creating an exciting never before seen breakfast pizza (yummy). Speaking today on Lorraine (ITV) He spoke about the series and what he got up to while in Italy and also contemplated the idea of retirement as well as speaking about the friendship he has with Clarkson and Hammond. Take a look at the interview below and watch the new series on Prime Video from July 15th 2022.
James May: Our Man In Italy, July 15th Prime Video
Following his 2020 series touring Japan, James May is back for a brand-new Amazon Prime Video travelogue series, entitled James May: Our Man in Italy, and we have an exclusive first look clip showing what he gets up to.
In the clip, May can be seen making a Full English Breakfast pizza, including black pudding, bacon and sausage, along with a cooked egg centre piece and “garnished with a backed bean jus”.
The chef May is working with doesn’t seem impressed, saying he doesn’t know if a Neapolitan oven will accept it, or whether it will, as May puts it, “regurgitate” the pizza.
The clip comes from the second episode of Our Man In Italy, which will also see May visiting Puglia, the Amalfi Coast and Naples, stopping off to do some goat milking and catacomb exploration amongst other activities.
The series as a whole finds May touring the length and breadth of Italy, beginning in the Sicilian capital of Palermo and finishing in the Dolomites.
He will explore the country’s culture, food, industry and sport, both in urban and rural landscapes, while asking the question of whether the Italians have sussed the secret to living a good life.
May, who also co-hosts The Grand Tour, recently said that he suspects his retirement is “not far off” and said it’s something he is “quietly contemplating”.
He said that he doesn’t know “if it’s because I had a nice time in Italy, or because I’m getting older, or because I’m sick of admin” but then explained that a close friend who recently died had retired early because he wanted to “swap possessions for experiences and knowledge”, something which seemed to have inspired May.
Additional reporting radiotimes.comPublished in Travel